On the sidelines of the Quad foreign ministerial meet, India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Australian counterpart, Marise Payne and discussed expanding cooperation between India and Australia in global affairs and regional issues.
This came when both the Ministers visited Tokyo to take part in the India, Australia, Japan, and US foreign ministers’ meeting which is known as the Quad. The meeting took place on October 6 during which the foreign ministers of Quad member nations called for a coordinated response to the challenges including financial problems caused due to the pandemic.
Taking it to the micro-blogging site Twitter, Mr. S. Jaishankar said, “Warm meeting with my good friend FM @MarisePayne of Australia. Reviewed the progress in our bilateral ties after the Virtual Summit between our PMs. Discussed expanding our cooperation in global affairs & regional issues. Will work together more closely in multilateral forums.”