First Australia-India-France trilateral ministerial dialogue discusses the Indo-Pacific strategic landscape

Foreign Minister Marise Payne on Tuesday held discussions with her Indian and French counterparts S Jaishankar and Jean-Yves Le Drian respectively and also discussed the Indo-Pacific strategic landscape.

After the meeting Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar tweeted, “Substantive discussions with my colleagues FM @JY_LeDrian and FM @MarisePayne at the first India-France-Australia Trilateral Ministerial Dialogue. Thanked them both for their strong support in meeting the Covid challenge.”

“Discussed the Indo-Pacific strategic landscape and agreed on the importance of enhancing our cooperation,” added Mr Jaishankar.

These discussions took place at the first India-France-Australia Trilateral Ministerial Dialogue, held on the sidelines of the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.

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Marise Payne and S Jaishankar are currently in the UK for the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers Meeting on the invitation of UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.