India, Australia, Japan, US Held Consultations

Foreign Affairs

Singapore. The Foreign Ministry officials from India, Australia, Japan and the US met in Singapore on June 7 on the margins of ASEAN-centred Senior Officials Meeting for consultations on issues of common interest in the Indo-Pacific region.

The participants considered ways to pursue shared objectives in the areas of connectivity and development; regional security, including counter-terrorism and non-proliferation; HA-DR and maritime cooperation.

The Indian side highlighted India’s vision for the Indo-Pacific Region as outlined in Prime Minister’s Keynote Address at Shangri-La Dialogue.

The participants reaffirmed their support for a free, open, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific Region. They also confirmed their common commitment, based on shared values and principles, to promote a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific.

The participants reaffirmed their strong support for ASEAN centrality and ASEAN-led mechanisms in the regional architecture for the Indo-Pacific. They agreed to partner with all countries and institutions in the region to promote the shared vision of a peaceful, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific, including through such plurilateral formats.