First India-France-Australia Trilateral Dialogue with focus on enhancing cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region

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First India-France-Australia Trilateral Dialogue with focus on enhancing cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region
First India-France-Australia Trilateral Dialogue with focus on enhancing cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region

First India-France-Australia Trilateral Dialogue with focus on enhancing cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. The first India-France-Australia Trilateral Dialogue was held virtually through video conference. The meeting was co-chaired by Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Secretary-General, French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs François Delattre, and Secretary, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Frances Adamson. The focus of the dialogue was on enhancing cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.

Objective:

  • The Dialogue held with the objective of building on the strong bilateral relations that the three countries share with each other. The three sides agreed to hold the dialogue on an annual basis.

During the dialogue, the three sides discussed economic and geostrategic challenges and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and domestic responses to it.

Cooperation on Marine Global Commons and potential areas for practical cooperation at the trilateral and regional level were also discussed, including through regional organisations such as ASEAN, IORA and the Indian Ocean Commission.

The three countries also had an exchange on the priorities, challenges and trends in regional and global multilateral institutions, including the best ways to strengthen and reform multilateralism.

About France:

  • Capital: Paris
  • Currency: Euro
  • President: Emmanuel Macron

About Australia:

  • Capital: Canberra
  • Currency: Australian dollar
  • Prime Minister: Scott Morrison

Expected Questions:

1) India, Israel and which country held summit virtually, to work together in 5G technology? – US

2) The Indian Railways operationalized the first 12,000 HP electric locomotive. The locomotive was built by which company? – French Alstom Company

3) Indian Air Force has received its first batch (5 out of 36) of French Rafale aviation combat aircraft at – Ambala Air base (Haryana)

4) Who is the Ambassador of India to France? – Jawed Ashraf

5) Recently, India has signed landmark Defence Agreements with which country? – Australia

6) Recently, Pitch Black Exercise cancelled, the biennial warfare exercise hosted by which Air Force? – Royal Australian Air Force

7) Where did India & Australia hold third 2+2 dialogue? – New Delhi

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