Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong on Tuesday said both India and Australia understand the importance of each other to their shared future, and added that the partnership between the two democracies is for peace, prosperity and stability in the region. He said that whether through the Quad or any other mechanism, both countries are focused on setting out to work towards a common objective.
“…We (India-Australia) share a lot. We share a history. We both value our democratic traditions. We both love our sporting traditions. But I think, more than that The important thing is that we understand how important we are to each other in the future. This is an issue about bilateral relations, this is an issue about us working together in the region,” he said.
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“As you said, whether it is bilateral or through the Quad or through other mechanisms, we know that this partnership is for the peace, prosperity and stability of the region. We look forward to working with you towards that shared objective. “We are very focused and determined to……” the Australian Foreign Minister said.
It is noteworthy that the Foreign and Defense Ministers of Australia had come to India for 2+2 ministerial talks. He met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar at Hyderabad House in Delhi.
Australia’s Deputy PM Richard Marles and Foreign Minister Penny Wong also met National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval in Delhi on Tuesday. The two countries discussed a wide range of issues including global and regional developments as well as bilateral security and defense cooperation. Various challenges and opportunities in the fields of maritime and space, which are part of the global commons, were discussed, news agency ANI reported.