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India-Australia: PM Modi holds bilateral talks with Albanese, invites him to visit India for World Cup

Pankaj Prasad
PM Modi and Anthony Albanese
PM Modi and Anthony Albanese

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese in Sydney on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese in Sydney on Wednesday. The meeting was also attended by India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Earlier, PM Modi was given a ceremonial guard of honor at Admiralty House.

During this, he also signed the visitors' book at Admiralty House. PM Modi also held a meeting with the Governor General of Australia and the Australian Opposition Leader. After the bilateral meeting, PM Modi said in a joint press conference with Albanese that we had a constructive discussion on strengthening our strategic cooperation in the areas of mining and critical minerals. Also we have decided to set up a task force on green hydrogen.

PM Modi extended an invitation to Albanese and all Australian cricket fans to visit India for the Cricket World Cup to be held in India this year. He said that at that time you will also see grand Diwali celebrations in India. Modi said that attack on temples is not acceptable. Anthony Albanese assured action against such anti-social elements.

PM throws light on mutual trust and mutual respect

PM Modi in his keynote address to the Indian diaspora during the community event on Tuesday highlighted the mutual trust and mutual respect that are the foundation of the close historical ties between India and Australia. Bilateral relations between India and Australia were first defined by the 3Cs- Commonwealth, Cricket and Curry and then 'democracy, diaspora and friendship' and later 'energy, economy and education' emerged as a major component. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he believes the relationship goes beyond this and is one of mutual trust and mutual respect. PM Modi held a meeting with business leaders of top Australian companies in Sydney. During the meeting, he called for increased collaboration with Indian industry in areas such as technology, skills and clean energy.

Prime Minister Albanese read ballads in praise of PM Modi

Prime Minister Albanese said that the last time I saw someone on this stage was Bruce Springsteen and he did not get the welcome that Prime Minister Modi got. Prime Minister Modi is The Boss. He further said that traveling to India is full of unforgettable moments for me, celebrating Holi in Gujarat, paying floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi in Delhi... Wherever I went in India, I felt a deep connection between Australia and the people of India. Did. If you want to understand India, travel by train and bus.

Ways to strengthen defense and security cooperation were also discussed

Albanese said on Monday, Australia and India share a commitment to a stable, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific. Together we have an important role to play in supporting this vision. Modi and Albanese also discussed ways to strengthen people-to-people contacts, renewable energy, defense and security cooperation.