India and Australia to hold two-plus-two ministerial dialogue in Delhi on Nov 20

New Delhi, Nov 18 (UNI) The second two-plus-two ministerial dialogue between the Defence and Foreign Ministers of India and Australia will be held here on Monday.

Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Richard Marles and Foreign Minister Penny Wong will arrive in India on Sunday on a two-day visit for the dialogue.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will co-chair the talks with their Australian counterparts.

Before the two-plus-two talks, the Ministers of the two countries will also hold a bilateral meeting.

The first two-plus-two ministerial dialogue between the two countries was held in September 2021.

India and Australia are pursuing a comprehensive strategic partnership and Minister Marles’ visit is expected to give further impetus to bilateral defence cooperation.

During the two-plus-two dialogue and bilateral meeting, a wide range of issues of mutual interest are expected to be discussed.

During the visit, the Australian Deputy PM will go to Ahmedabad in Gujarat on Sunday to watch the World Cup final between India and Australia.

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