The Australian Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, and the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Marise Payne hosted the United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the 2019 Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) in Sydney on Sunday, 4 August 2019.
AUSMIN is the principal forum for bilateral consultations with the United States on foreign affairs, defence and strategic issues.
As well as the counterpart ministers, AUSMIN brought together senior officials from both portfolios, including the US Indo-Pacific Command Commander, Admiral Philip S. Davidson, and the Australian Chief of Defence Force General Angus J. Campbell AO, DSC, and Australian Secretary of Defence Greg Moriarty.
Australian Department of Defence
August 7, 2019