Liverpool, 14 December 2021 (TDI): Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne attended the G7 Foreign Ministers’ meeting at Liverpool today. During her visit to the UK, the Minister got a chance to meet world leaders on the sidelines of the G7 summit.

She held talks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and Minister of Asia Amanda Milling, and German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock.

During the G7 Summit, the Foreign Minister discussed cooperation to promote shared values. She pressed security and economic growth through the design, and use of emerging technologies.

Meeting with British Foreign Secretary and Minister of Asia

At the Sidelines of the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Australian Minister held separate talks with UK’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and Minister of Asia Amanda Milling today. During the talks with Secretary Liz, Miss Marise noted that both the countries share a historic partnership.

She also hinted that the two nations will work together to strengthen economic & strategic ties. The Foreign Minister also acknowledged Britain’s leadership as G7 President.

In the talks with Britain’s Minister for Asia, She and Amanda Milling shared their thoughts over Indo Pacific cooperation. The pair also discussed the shared interest including infrastructure, development, and climate change adaptation and resilience.

Meeting with US Secretary of State

Minister Payne also managed to hold a meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Liverpool today. The talks provided them a chance to address the democratic values in the two countries. Furthermore, they discussed their efforts to promote a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific.

The meeting also managed to highlight the AUKUS partnership alliance which is a trilateral security pact between the US, Australia, and the UK.