Second India-Australia 2+2 Defence & Foreign Ministerial Dialogue

​Nov 20: Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar will hold the second India-Australia 2+2 Defence and Foreign Ministerial Dialogue with Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of Australia H.E. Mr Richard Marles and Foreign Minister H.E. Ms Penny Wong on 20 November 2023 in New Delhi.

During the second 2+2 Dialogue, the Ministers will discuss various strategic, defence and security issues. These discussions would cover bilateral, regional and global matters of mutual interest, to further advance cooperation under the India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. Both sides will exchange views on shared priorities for strengthening multilateral and multilateral cooperation.

Raksha Mantri is also scheduled to have a bilateral meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Richard Marles who last visited India in June 2022 within a few weeks of assuming his present office.

External Affairs Minister and Foreign Minister Wong will hold the 14th Foreign Ministerial Framework Dialogue (FMFD) on 21 November 2023 to take stock of cooperation under the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and exchange views on regional and global issues of mutual interest.

The inaugural India-Australia 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue was held on 11 September 2021 in New Delhi pursuant to the elevation of the Strategic Partnership to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership during the first Virtual Summit held on 4 June 2020.

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