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Immediate Release

U.S. Australia Defense Bilateral Meeting

Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III met with his Australian counterpart, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Richard Marles, today in the Pentagon to discuss the United States – Australia Alliance. 

They exchanged views on the upcoming public release of the Australian Defense Strategic Review (DSR), the trilateral AUKUS partnership, their shared commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific, and a variety of other issues facing the United States and Australia.