‘2+2’ Ministerial Dialogue between India & Australia

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The ‘2+2’ Ministerial Dialogue between India & Australia was held.

What is ‘2+2 Dialogue’?

‘2+2 Dialogue’ is a term adopted in foreign diplomacy that implies a dialogue between two countries’ defence and external affairs ministries. 

The goal of the 2+2 dialogue is to facilitate the highest-level dialogue on the bilateral, regional, and global issues between countries.

India holds such talks with the US, Japan and Australia.

About India-Australia 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

India-Australia 2+2 dialogue is the outcome of a decision made at the India-Australia leaders virtual summit in 2020 to elevate bilateral relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership.

What was the focus of the recent India-Australia 2+2 Dialogue?

The dialogue is aimed at further ramping up the overall defence and strategic cooperation between the two countries.

Topics Discussed: The recent developments in Afghanistan, maritime security in Indo-Pacific, cooperation in multilateral formats & other related topics are discussed

Source: This post is based on the article‘2+2’ Ministerial Dialogue between India & Australiapublished in PIB on 11th September 2021.

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