India and Australia have affirmed their commitment to strengthening both economic and security ties, stressing on a joint dedication to a “free, open, inclusive, and rules-based” Indo-Pacific region. At the end of the India-Australia Foreign Ministers’ Framework Dialogue, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar highlighted preparations for a forthcoming meeting of the Quad grouping, consisting of Australia, India, Japan, and the US.
Both sides during discussions underscored the importance of advancing the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) negotiations. The ministers also explored pathways for increased mobility among students and professionals, reflecting a shared commitment to fostering trusted and resilient supply chains in the Indo-Pacific.
Israel – Hamas
Addressing complex geopolitical issues, Minister Jaishankar provided insights into the multifaceted Israel-Hamas conflict, touching upon aspects such as counterterrorism, the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, and the rights and future of Palestinians. He emphasized the need for a comprehensive solution, particularly through a two-state resolution.
At the special briefing following the talks, Jaishankar talked about India’s position and said there are different aspects of the “very complex and challenging situation”.
“One, of course, is terrorism, which happened on October 7. We think nationally and as an international community that we should never compromise on terrorism, we should be very clear about it. Therefore, there is that basket and it is also the hostages’ issue.”
“There is a second set of issues –the humanitarian crisis in Gaza today. The need for humanitarian assistance which is urgent and the observance of international humanitarian lawRead more on financialexpress.com