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NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met Australian High Commissioner to India Philip Green on February 2 discussed the bilateral partnership between the two countries. The EAM will also be heading to Perth for the Indian Ocean Conference 2024 later this year.
“Glad to meet Australian High Commissioner Philip Green this afternoon. Spoke on the next steps in the India-Australia partnership. Look forward to my forthcoming visit to Perth for the Indian Ocean Conference 2024,” Jaishankar posted on X.
Australian Foreign Minister, Penny Wong had announced last year that Australia will host the Indian Ocean Conference 2024 and it will be an opportunity to discuss practical solutions for the key challenges facing the region.
The Indian Ocean Conference started in 2016 in Singapore featuring 30 countries. The sixth Indian Ocean Conference was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in May last year. In the last six years, the Conference has emerged as a consultative forum for countries in the region over regional affairs.