Skip to main content

Ministers reinforced the importance of global collaboration

India’s Minister of Defence, Shri Rajnath Singh, and Minister of External Affairs, Dr. S. Jaishankar, welcomed Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Minister for Defence, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, to New Delhi for the first India-Australia 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue.

The Ministers noted with appreciation that Australian and Indian researchers are working together to advance COVID-19 screening and study the future health effects of the virus through projects funded by the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund. Ministers reinforced the importance of ongoing global collaboration to prevent and respond to infectious disease outbreaks to reduce the risk of future pandemics.

For full text on Joint Statement on Inaugural India-Australia 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue-  https://www.foreignminister.gov.au/minister/marise-payne/media-release/joint-statement-inaugural-india-australia-22-ministerial-dialogue

 

 

Related news

News 11 May 21

India’s local governments tackling COVID-19

Telephone booth-style testing centres, stay-at-home talent competitions and community kitchens are helping India face the challenges of COVID-19

Read
News 22 Mar 21

Caring for India's elderly during COVID-19

India’s recently extended lockdown for COVID-19 is particularly difficult for the country’s elderly, but there are steps than can be taken to ease the burden

Read
News 22 Mar 21

Deepening health partnerships between Victoria and India

The Australia India Institute's 'Very short policy brief' series examines key questions facing Australia and India with in-depth analysis, clarity and policy relevance. This report examines deepening...

Read