Before leaving for India, Albanese termed the tour as a ‘huge opportunity’ for Australia
Albanese is visiting India at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Albanese will be accompanied by a delegation of ministers and business people during his four-day visit to India.
Ahead of embarking on his first official visit to India, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Wednesday said he looked forward to deepening the multi-faceted relationship between the two countries at a time when areas such as trade, security and people-to-people relations are at a standstill. Extraordinary progress is being made. Albanese is visiting India at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Albanese will be accompanied by a delegation of ministers and business people during his four-day visit to India.
The Indian Foreign Ministry said in a statement issued in New Delhi that the Australian Prime Minister would reach Ahmedabad on Wednesday and visit Mumbai on Thursday and reach Delhi the same day. Albanese tweeted, “This visit reflects our commitment to deepen our ties with India and be a force for stability and progress in our region.” We have a historic opportunity to strengthen ties with India at a time when there is progress and dynamism in our region.
He says that Australia is also a better place because of the large and diverse Indian-Australian community. Prime Minister Modi and his Australian counterpart Albanese will witness the opening day of the fourth cricket Test match between India and Australia on March 9 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad. This will be Albanese’s first visit to India as Prime Minister.
“This is an important visit,” he said in a statement. This will be my fourth meeting with Prime Minister Modi. The first thing I did as Prime Minister was to go to Tokyo on May 24 last year to attend the ‘Quad’ leaders’ meeting. Australia and India are very important partners. We share the same values. We have a vibrant democracy here. We are interested in improving economic relations.
Describing the India tour as a “huge opportunity”, Albanese said that currently India is Australia’s sixth largest trading partner but could become much bigger in future. He said, “It is true that India and Indonesia will be the third and fourth largest economies in the world in the coming years. It offers great opportunities for Australia. During this visit, I will address seven times during which I will talk about the opportunities, increasing people-to-people contact, educational exchanges, investments from both sides, increasing contact between business communities. Australia shares a multifaceted relationship with India.
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