Bangkok/New Delhi (NVI): India, Australia, Japan and United States today reviewed their ongoing practical cooperation on counter-terrorism and cyber and maritime security in Indo-Pacific region among other issues.
Proceeding from the strategic guidance of their Ministers, who met in New York City on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly recently, senior officials from India’s Ministry of External Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade of Australia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Department of State of the US met in Bangkok today.
The officials exchanged views on ongoing practical cooperation in the areas of connectivity and infrastructure development, and security matters, including counter-terrorism, cyber and maritime security, with a view to promoting peace, security, stability, prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region, a release from Ministry of External Affairs said.
The officials reaffirmed their commitment towards a free, open, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific Region based on shared values and principles and respect for international law, the release added.
The officials reiterated their firm support for ASEAN-Centrality and ASEAN-led mechanisms in the regional architecture for the Indo-Pacific, and their readiness to work with ASEAN and all other countries towards realizing a common and promising vision for the Indo-Pacific.