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India-Australia Maritime Dialogue

November 02, 2018

The 4th Round of India-Australia Maritime Dialogue was held in Canberra on 02 November 2018. Indian delegation was led by Shri Indra Mani Pandey, Additional Secretary (Disarmament and International Security Affairs), Ministry of External Affairs, while Australian delegation was led by Mr Paul Myler, Acting First Assistant Secretary, South and West Asia Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The two sides exchanged views on various topics of mutual interest, including Indian Ocean Region, Maritime Domain Awareness, cooperation in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) and Search and Rescue (SAR) and collaboration in Scientific Research. They discussed the ways and means of further strengthening their bilateral cooperation in these areas.

Both sides reiterated the importance of holding the Dialogue regularly, which enables the two countries to enhance their mutual understanding of various issues of strategic significance to them. India and Australia enjoy very close friendly relations, which is described as ‘Strategic Partnership’. The two sides agreed to hold the next round of Dialogue on a mutually convenient date in 2019 in New Delhi.

November 02, 2018


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