Australian Foreign Minister Wong Ying Yin arrives in New Delhi for 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue
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Australian Foreign Minister Wong Ying Yin arrives in New Delhi for 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

Australian Foreign Minister Wong Ying-yin arrived in New Delhi on Monday to participate in the second India-Australia 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue. The Dialogue will discuss bilateral and global issues aimed at advancing cooperation under the India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.

Wang Yi will also hold the 14th Foreign Ministers Framework Dialogue (FMFD) with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday. Under this framework, the two sides will assess the cooperation between the two countries under the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and exchange views on regional and global issues of common interest.

Australian Foreign Minister Wong Ying Yin arrives in New Delhi for 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

Ahead of Tuesday’s meeting, Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh and Minister EAM Jaishankar will hold their second India-Australia 2+2 meeting with Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Richard Marles and Minister for Foreign Affairs Ng Eng Hen today. Richard Marles arrived in India ahead of schedule to witness Australia’s victory over India in the World Cup final in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

The two countries are expected to discuss a wide range of strategic, defense and security issues. The discussions will cover issues of common bilateral, regional and global interest to further cooperation under the India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.

The two sides will also exchange views on common priorities to enhance small-scale multilateral cooperation. Raksha Mantri will also hold bilateral talks with Australian Deputy Prime Minister Malles, who last visited India in June last year, just weeks after assuming office as the incumbent Prime Minister.

The inaugural India-Australia 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue was held in New Delhi in September 2021 and at the first virtual summit on June 4, 2020, the strategic partnership was upgraded to a comprehensive strategic partnership.

The Australian Government has stated that Australia’s relationship with India has never been more important. They work together as quadrilateral partners and beyond to promote peace, stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region through the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.” The 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue is the cornerstone of the relationship and an opportunity for both sides to move forward together and shape the type of region they want.

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