Australia–Korea dialogue on foreign affairs, defence and security

Aus-ROK Dialogue

Closed-door, by-invite only online event.


Marking the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and the Republic of Korea, this closed-door, by-invite only event examines key geopolitical and security issues facing Australia and the Republic of Korea in the Indo-Pacific region.

The Dialogue will bring together scholars, security analysts, and government officials from throughout Australia and the Republic of Korea to discuss key bilateral and regional foreign policy, defence and security issues. The Dialogue, to be conducted in a Track 1.5 format, is designed to complement the official 2+2 Ministerial Meeting that will take place in Seoul in late 2021.

Some key issues to be discussed at the Dialogue include the current US-China rivalry and implications for the Indo-Pacific region, the role Australia and Korea can play in supporting a multilateral, rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific region, and opportunities to enhance the bilateral relations between Australia and Korea.

The Australia-Korea Dialogue is a new initiative by Asialink, in collaboration with AusCSCAP and Ajou University in Seoul.

The Australia-Korea Dialogue is supported by the Commonwealth through the Australia-Korea Foundation, which is part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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