Australia - United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN)
AUSMIN is the principal forum for bilateral consultations with Australia. Held annually, alternating between Australia and the United States, it brings the U.S. Secretaries of State and Defense together with the Australian Ministers for Foreign Affairs and for Defense, along with senior officials from both countries.
The Consultations provide a major opportunity to discuss and share perspectives and approaches on major global and regional political issues, and to deepen bilateral foreign security and defense cooperation.
Secretary Tillerson (June 5): "This relationship between the U.S. and Australia, which now approaches a century, and really formalized in the Treaty of 1951, but it’s really built...around the most fundamental values...freedom, democracy, a rules-based order for the world." Full Text» Trip Page»