New Delhi: Hours after assembly Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, the Australian Minister for International Affairs and Girls Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Peter Dutton known as on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (September 11, 2021). The ‘courtesy-call’ got here after the conclusion of the primary Ministerial-level 2+2 dialogue between India and Australia.
The Prime Minister’s Workplace knowledgeable that PM Modi expressed his appreciation to the Australian dignitaries for the productive discussions through the 2+2 dialogue, declaring that this was an indication of rising strategic convergence between each international locations.
Was completely happy to fulfill Ministers @MarisePayne and @PeterDutton_MP. The first Ministerial 2+2 Dialogue between India and Australia was very productive. I thank my good friend @ScottMorrisonMP for his give attention to the Complete Strategic Partnership between our nations. pic.twitter.com/mewWFcqoUj
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 11, 2021
“Quite a few points had been mentioned through the assembly, together with potentialities of additional increasing bilateral strategic and financial cooperation, the frequent method of each international locations in direction of the Indo-Pacific area, and the rising significance of the Indian group in Australia as a human-bridge between each side,” the PMO mentioned in an announcement.
PM Modi additionally conveyed his appreciation for the position that Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has performed in quickly advancing the Complete Strategic Partnership instituted between each international locations final yr.
He additionally renewed his invitation to Morrison to go to India at his earliest comfort.
Earlier within the day, Rajnath Singh mentioned that it was a ‘nice honor and pleasure’ to obtain each the ministers from Australia for the inaugural 2+2 India–Australia Ministerial Dialogue.
“The two+2 dialogue signifies the significance of the India – Australia Complete Strategic Partnership. India and Australia share an vital partnership which relies on a shared imaginative and prescient of free, open, inclusive and affluent Indo-Pacific area. As two democracies we now have a standard curiosity in peace and prosperity of the complete area,” Singh mentioned in a press assertion.
“Immediately we now have had in-depth and vast ranging dialogue with Minister Payne and Minister Dutton on bilateral and regional points. We now have mentioned varied institutional frameworks for vast ranging collaboration together with defence cooperation and combat towards world pandemic. We exchanged views on Afghanistan, Maritime Safety within the Indo-Pacific, cooperation in multilateral codecs and different associated subjects,” the Defence Minister added.
We now have mentioned varied institutional frameworks for vast ranging collaboration together with defence cooperation and combat towards world pandemic.We exchanged views on Afghanistan, Maritime Safety within the Indo-Pacific, cooperation in multilateral codecs & different associated subjects.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 11, 2021