PA/11/17 17 July 2017
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to visit India
Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, will visit New Delhi from 18-19 July 2017.
Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Ms Harinder Sidhu, has 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.”
Minister Bishop will meet Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj for the Foreign Ministers’ Framework Dialogue to talk about our deepening regional engagement, defence and security issues.
The Minister will call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to follow up on the very successful meeting with Prime Minister Turnbull earlier this year.
Minister 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.
Link to the Minister’s media release: http://foreignminister.gov.au/releases/Pages/2017/jb_mr_170717.aspx