New Delhi, As the first two early founding members of Quad-the United States and Japan-have already held the 2+2 ministerial dialogues with the third member nation India, now it is time for the fourth country Australia to take part in it’s inaugural India-Australia 2+2 talks in New Delhi on September 11.
It may be noted here that Australian Foreign Minister Ms. Marise Payne and Defence Minister Mr. Peter Dutton are visiting India from September 10-12 to take part in the Dialogue.
From the Indian side, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar will lead the delegation which will comprise of officials from the Ministries of Defence and External Affairs.
The inaugural 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue is being held pursuant to the elevation of India-Australia bilateral relations to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership during the India-Australia Leaders’ Virtual Summit on June 4 last year. The agenda for the Dialogue will cover a range of bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest.