India-Australia ‘2+2’ Foreign Secretaries and Defence Secretaries Dialogue

Foreign Secretary Dr. S. Jaishankar and Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra held the first ‘2+2’ Foreign Secretaries and Defence Secretaries dialogue with their Australian counterparts, Secretary of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Frances Adamson, and Secretary of Department of Defence Greg Moriarty.

National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, December 12, 2017
All aspects of bilateral relations with a focus on strategic and defence relations between the two countries were reviewed.
India and Australia share warm bilateral relations based on shared democratic values and pluralism. There is a growing convergence of strategic perspectives between the two countries.
Both sides agreed that a free, open, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific region serves the long-term interests of all countries in the region and of the world at large.
During the visit, Australian Foreign Secretary Ms. Frances Adamson is also meeting Secretary (East) and Secretary (ER) in Ministry of External Affairs.
Defence Secretary Greg Moriarty also met Chief of Staff Committee and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba and visited Rajputana Rifles Regimental Centre in New Delhi.

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