Foreign Secretary meeting with Marise Payne, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, 5 May

A Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office spokesperson said:

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab met Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne this morning.

During the meeting, the Foreign Secretary outlined the UK’s expanded commitment to the Indo-Pacific region and our close co-operation with Australia on regional security challenges, including maritime threats, and climate change.

The Foreign Secretary welcomed continued Australian cooperation on Xinjiang. They also discussed the situation in Myanmar and further UK-Australian collaboration on sanctions.

Both the Foreign Secretary and Foreign Minister agreed to work closely together on our mutual priorities. They also discussed the international Covid-19 response and the need to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines.

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