Announcement

Foreign Secretary and Secretary of State for Defence attend the third Australia-UK Ministerial Consultations

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The third Australia-UK Ministerial Consultations (AUKMIN III) highlighted the importance and strength of the bilateral relationship between Australia and the UK.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Kevin Rudd, Minister for Defence Stephen Smith, Foreign Secretary William Hague and Defence Secretary Liam Fox met for the third Australia-UK Ministerial Consultations (AUKMIN III) at HMAS Watson in Sydney on 18 January 2011.

AUKMIN III highlighted the importance and strength of the deep and longstanding bilateral relationship between Australia and the UK and its capacity to address contemporary global and regional challenges. AUKMIN consultations were previously held in the UK in 2006 and 2008.

For more information about AUKMIN 2011 read the joint communique [PDF, 100KB, new window].