NEW DELHI: Australian ministers Maris Payne and Peter Dutton arrived in New Delhi on Friday for the ‘2+2’ ministerial dialogue between India and Australia.
Arindam Bagchi said, “Australian FM @MarisePayne and Defense Minister @PeterDutton_MP arrive in Delhi for the inaugural 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue. EAM @DrSJaishankar and RM @rajnathsingh will lead the Indian side for this dialogue tomorrow. A Mile in Comprehensive Strategic Partnership stone,” said Arindam Bagchi. , Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs on Twitter.
A milestone in the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. pic.twitter.com/vJ82ywIJE2
— Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) September 10, 2021
The two ministers will hold ‘2+2’ ministerial interactions with Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi. They will discuss issues including economic security, cyber, climate, critical technology and supply chain.
The Australian Minister will also meet Union Minister Smriti Irani at Shastri Bhavan here.
Australia’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that the minister would visit India, Indonesia, South Korea and the United States. The visit aims to advance Australia’s ties with its close friends and strategic partners in the Indo-Pacific region. said.