Indo-Pacific issue: Senior officials of India, France, Australia discuss cooperation
New Delhi: India-France-Australia Trilateral Senior Officials’ Meeting was held on Wednesday where they discussed the next steps to be taken for furthering trilateral cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.
The Indian side was led by Shri Sandeep Chakravorty, Joint Secretary (Europe West) while the French side was led by Bertrand Lortholary, Director (Asia and Oceania) and the Australian side was led by Gary Cowan, First Assistant Secretary (North and South Asia Division) and John Geering, First Assistant Secretary (Europe and Latin America Division), read a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs.
The three sides took stock of the progress made on the outcomes of the Foreign Secretary level Trilateral Dialogue held in September 2020, including Maritime Security, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR), Blue Economy, Protection of Marine Global Commons, Combatting Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) Fishing and Cooperation in Multilateral Fora, read the statement.
They also discussed the next steps to be taken for furthering trilateral cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.