The Australian Government will host United States Secretary of State John Kerry and United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel in Sydney on 12 August for the 2014 Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN).
AUSMIN is the principal forum for progressing bilateral cooperation on foreign, defence and strategic policy matters between Australia and the United States. It is an opportunity to reaffirm our Alliance and the depth and breadth of our relationship.
At the forum we will discuss further enhancing our work together, particularly in support of regional stability and security. We will also continue to progress the implementation of US force posture initiatives.
Our discussions will explore opportunities to deepen our defence cooperation and interoperability between our two militaries.
This will be our second AUSMIN with Secretary Kerry and Secretary Hagel. The United States hosted the 2013 AUSMIN in Washington.