IANS | 20 Nov, 2023
Australian Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Defence Richard
Marles will visit India from November 19 to 20 to co-chair the second
India-Australia 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue with Union Defence Minister
A bilateral meeting on defence cooperation will be
held between Marles and Rajnath Singh on November 20 which will be
followed by the 2+2 Dialogue, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday.
2+2 Dialogue will be co-chaired by Rajnath Singh and Minister of
External Affairs S. Jaishankar along with their Australian counterparts
Marles and Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong, respectively.
and Australia are pursuing a comprehensive strategic partnership and
the visit of Marles is expected to give further impetus to the
collaboration as well as bilateral defence cooperation.
countries are expected to discuss wide-ranging issues of mutual interest
during the 2+2 Dialogue and the bilateral Defence Ministers' meeting.
During his visit, Marles will also attend the Cricket World Cup final between India and Australia in Ahmedabad on November 19.