Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Minister for Defence Marise Payne will today meet with their US counterparts, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis, for the Australia-US Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

The United States Studies Centre (USSC) has experts available to comment on the two-day meeting, which will focus on deepening the strategic alliance and developing initiatives to promote a shared vision of peace, stability, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and beyond.

Ashley Townshend
Director, Foreign Policy & Defence Program

Brendan Thomas-Noone
Research fellow, Foreign Policy & Defence Program

Dr Elsina Wainwright, AM
Non-resident senior fellow, Foreign Policy & Defence Program

To organise an interview, please get in touch via the media contact below. The USSC also has an explainer available on the history of AUSMIN here.

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