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Senator the Hon Marise Payne

Minister for Defence

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  • Henry Budd (Minister Payne’s office) 0429 531 143
  • Defence Media (02) 6127 1999

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8 September 2016

The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, will today attend the United Nations Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Meeting in London.

On 8 September, during the United Nations Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Meeting, hosted by UK Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon Michael Fallon, Ministers will review the international peacekeeping pledges made at the 2015 UN Peacekeeping Summit in New York and discuss UN-led peacekeeping initiatives.

On 9 September Minister Payne and Minister for Foreign Affairs the Hon Julie Bishop MP will attend the eighth Australia-United Kingdom Ministerial Consultations (AUKMIN) in London, hosted by Secretary of State for Defence Fallon and UK Foreign Secretary Rt Hon Boris Johnson.

Conducted annually, AUKMIN is the premier forum for strengthening bilateral cooperation on foreign policy, defence and strategic matters between Australia and the United Kingdom.

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Henry Budd (Senator Payne's office) 0429 531 143

Defence Media (02) 6127 1999

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