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.


AUSMIN 2018

Date: 07/23/2018 Description: Secretary Pompeo Poses for a Photo With Defence Minister Payne, Foreign Minister Bishop and Secretary Mattis - State Dept ImageSecretary Pompeo (July 24): "We’re proud to call Australia one of our best friends and strongest allies. They’re truly that all across the world, and we will continue to work closely together on a range of key bilateral and global issues." Full Text» Fact Sheet» Joint Statement» DipNote»