Japanese, Australian FMs to visit India: foreign ministry
NEW DELHI, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Foreign ministers of Australia and Japan, Marise Payne and Taro Kono, will arrive in India on Monday for three-day visits respectively. Both are bilateral visits, said official sources in India's external affairs ministry.
The key highlight of Payne's visit would be her participation in the annual event of "Raisina Dialogue" in the Indian capital, which is a multilateral conference committed to addressing the most challenging issues facing the global community.
Every year, global leaders in policy, business, media and civil society are hosted in New Delhi for the dialogue to discuss cooperation on a wide range of pertinent international policy matters.
The conference is hosted by India's think tank "Observer Research Foundation (ORF)" in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs.
Besides, Payne would hold bilateral meetings with her Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
The Japanese foreign minister too would arrive in the Indian capital on Monday evening and soon hold talks with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj.
On Tuesday, he is slated to participate in a meeting of "India-Japan Friendship Forum," said a communication official from India's Ministry of External Affairs.