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Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations 2019 logo

On Sunday 4 August 2019, Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne, and Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds hosted US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper in Sydney for the annual Australia-United States Ministerial (AUSMIN) consultations.

AUSMIN is Australia’s principle bilateral defence, foreign affairs, security and strategic dialogue with the United States. 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 defence cooperation.

Joint statement

The AUSMIN 2019 Joint Statement.

Other resources

Also available are the joint media release announcing AUSMIN 2019, a joint transcript of the AUSMIN 2019 press conference and a joint fact sheet titled Australia and the United States: An Alliance for the Future.

AUSMIN 2019 images

Visit the Defence image gallery for AUSMIN 2019 images.