Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will be in India from July 18 to July 19 to meet her Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj to strengthen bilateral, economic and security relations between the two countries.
Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Ms Harinder Sidhu, welcomed the announcement and said the visit places emphasis on India as one of Australia’s top economic and security partners.
“We are committed to exploring ways to expand our engagement even further,” Ms Sidhu said. “Our countries have a dynamic and growing knowledge partnership, flourishing people-to-people links and converging political, economic and strategic interests. And there is scope for us to do much more together”, she added.
The two will talk about deepening regional engagement, defence and security issues, of the two countries.
Julie Bishop will call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to follow up on the very successful meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull earlier this year.
Bishop will deliver the second Indo-Pacific Oration, setting out how Australia and India can work together to build peace, prosperity and a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific.