Australian leaders meet NSA Ajit Doval

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Australian Deputy PM Richard Marles with NSA Ajit Doval
Australian Deputy PM Richard Marles with NSA Ajit Doval


New Delhi

Australian Deputy PM Richard Marles and Foreign Minister Penny Wong met NSA Ajit Doval here on Tuesday.

The two Australian leaders are currently on a visit to India for two-plus-two dialogue.

Doval and the Australian leaders discussed a range of issues including global and regional developments as well as bilateral security and defence cooperation.

According to a handout, they also discussed different challenges and opportunities in the domains of maritime and space - part of the Global Commons.

Penny Wong and NSA Ajit Doval

The leaders highlighted the common values, shared heritage, and mutual respect between the two sides that formed a solid basis to take forward common strategic interests.

The two sides emphasized the need to assist countries in the Indo-Pacific, ASEAN, Africa, Global South, and Pacific Islands to take forward their development trajectories in line with their priorities and a sustainable manner.

Both sides also identified specific opportunities for bilateral strategic cooperation with a long-term perspective.

Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles was deeply impressed by the warm and positive sentiments harboured by Cricketers from both sides.

NSA Doval congratulated the Australian leaders for the victory in the World Cup Cricket final. He expressed his admiration for the tenacity, sportsmanship, and talent of both Indian and Australian cricketers.