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India, Australia hold '2+2' secretary-level dialogue

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

and Wednesday held the second '2+2' secretary-level dialogue in during which key issues related to their strategic and defence ties were discussed and the two countries underlined the need for a free, open and inclusive region.

and Defence held the Foreign Secretaries and Defence Secretaries dialogue with their Australian counterparts of and Trade and Secretary of Department of Defence

"All aspects of bilateral relations with focus on strategic and defence relations between the two countries were reviewed," the said in a statement.

At the meeting, both sides underlined the growing convergence on a number of strategic perspectives, including the need for a free, open and inclusive region, the MEA said.

During the visit, the Indian delegation met Australia's of the and senior officials of Australia's Department of Defence.

and share warm and multi-faceted bilateral relations based on shared democratic values and pluralism.

The inaugural '2+2' dialogue between and was held in in December last year.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 19:55 IST