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Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Australian Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell


DETROIT, MI – Today, Secretary Gina Raimondo and Australian Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell held the second Ministerial meeting of the U.S.-Australia Strategic Commercial Dialogue (SCD). During their meeting, the Secretary and Minister re-affirmed the vital importance of the U.S.-Australia commercial relationship and the SCD as a forum to promote coordination and address global economic and commercial challenges and opportunities. The two also discussed U.S.-Australia collaboration on critical minerals and clean energy, including the U.S.-Australia Climate, Critical Minerals and Clean Energy Transformation Compact agreed to by Prime Minister Albanese and President Biden earlier this month. The Secretary and Minister also exchanged views on economic security and building economic resilience. The Secretary and Minister also discussed their shared priority of demonstrating meaningful progress under the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) with their counterparts at the IPEF Ministerial meeting scheduled for May 27.

Joint Statement – Second Annual Australia-U.S. Strategic Commercial Dialogue