India, Australia discuss range of issues including nuclear, biological disarmament

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New Delhi (NVI): India and Australia today hold a virtual dialogue during which the two nations discussed the contemporary issues of mutual interest including nuclear, chemical and biological disarmament.

“The 6th round of India-Australia Dialogue on Disarmament, Non-Proliferation & Export Control was held in a virtual format on March 30,” according to the statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

During the dialogue, the two sides exchanged views on the issues in the areas of chemical, nuclear, biological disarmament and non-proliferation, outer space security, conventional weapons, and strategic export control.

According to the MEA statement, the dialogue between India and Australia facilitated enhanced mutual understanding as well as the appreciation of national perspectives and global development on the disarmament and non-proliferation issues.

It will further help in contributing to the India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, the statement added.

Earlier in February, India and Japan had also exchanged their views on a variety of contemporary issues of mutual interest in the field of biological, chemical, nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, outer space security and export control.