NEW DELHI:IndiaIndia will host the inaugural India-Australia 22 Ministerial Dialogue today. 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. Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Peter Dutton will lead the Australian delegation.
The inaugural 22 Ministerial Dialogue is being held following the elevation of the 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.