The under is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Value:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Australian Overseas Minister Marise Payne at the moment in Washington, D.C. The Secretary and Overseas Minister centered on the enduring nature of the U.S.-Australia Alliance and mentioned cooperation on growing peace and safety within the Indo-Pacific area. They famous with satisfaction the celebration of the 70-year anniversary of the signing of the ANZUS Treaty and highlighted actions to safe one other 70 years of peace and prosperity within the Indo-Pacific area. The Secretary and Overseas Minister reiterated their assist for the rules-based worldwide order, ASEAN centrality, and the rights and livelihoods of Southeast Asian claimants within the South China Sea. They mentioned U.S. and Australian bilateral and multilateral efforts to help the Indo-Pacific area in overcoming COVID-19. The Secretary and Overseas Minister additionally previewed discussions on the Australia–U.S. Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN), set to be held on September 16.