‘I’m honoured to host…’: Australian PM Anthony Albanese ahead of PM Modi’s Australia visit
PM Modi’s visit to Australia: Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Monday said he was “honoured” to host Prime Minister Narendra Modi here and stressed that the two countries share a commitment to a stable, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific. Prime Minister Modi will visit Australia from May 22 to 24 as a guest of the Australian government.
“After a very warm welcome in India earlier this year, I am honored to host Prime Minister Modi for an official visit to Australia. Australia and India share a commitment to a stable, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific. “We have an important role to play in supporting this vision,” the Australian Prime Minister said.
‘Looking forward to celebrating Australia’s vibrant Indian community with Prime Minister Modi’
Prime Minister Albanese added that he looks forward to celebrating Australia’s vibrant Indian community with Prime Minister Modi in Sydney on Tuesday. “As friends and partners, the relationship between our countries has never been closer. I look forward to celebrating Australia’s vibrant Indian community with Prime Minister Modi in Sydney,” he added.
Prime Minister Modi also said that he is looking forward to his meeting with Albanese on May 24. There will be an opportunity to follow up. The annual summit was held in New Delhi in March this year,” Modi said in his departure statement in New Delhi on 19 May.
Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Australia is based on the Australia-India annual leaders’ summit
“Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Australia builds on discussions at the annual Australia-India Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi in March and the G7 Summit and Quad Leaders’ Meeting in Hiroshima at the weekend,” the Australian government said in a statement. .”
In their bilateral meeting, the leaders will discuss trade and investment, including efforts to boost trade between the two countries through a comprehensive economic cooperation agreement and strengthen people-to-people ties, renewable energy, and defense and security cooperation. includes working to do.
According to the statement, Prime Minister Modi will also meet with Australian business leaders to further Australia’s growing trade and investment ties with India and pursue opportunities from the Australia-India CEO Forum held in Mumbai in March.
The Prime Minister will attend a community event in Sydney
During the visit, the Prime Minister will attend a community event in Sydney to celebrate Australia’s dynamic and diverse Indian diaspora, a key part of our multicultural community. PM Modi’s last visit to Australia was in 2014.
Meanwhile, Albanese also said he hopes to visit India in September for the G20 leaders’ summit in New Delhi, the world’s premier forum for economic cooperation.
The Indo-Pacific is a biogeographic region comprising the Indian Ocean, including the South China Sea, and the western and central Pacific Oceans. The US, India and many other world powers are talking about the need to ensure a free, open and prosperous Indo-Pacific, which is critical to global trade, in the backdrop of China’s growing military posture in the region.
China claims almost all of the disputed South China Sea, although Taiwan, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam all claim parts of it. Beijing has built artificial islands and military installations in the South China Sea.
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