Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Peter Dutton have arrived in New Delhi today to take part in India-Australia 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue. India will host the inaugural India-Australia 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue tomorrow. 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 in June last year. The agenda for the Dialogue will cover a range of bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest.