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“Australia-India Ties Have Never Been Closer”: Australian Prime Minister

Prime Minister Modi prolonged an invite to the Australian Prime Minister to go to India.

Tokyo:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held “fruitful” discussions with Australia’s newly-elected Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on the sidelines of the Quad Summit in Tokyo throughout which the 2 leaders reviewed the multifaceted bilateral cooperation and reaffirmed their need to deepen it.

The two leaders are in Japan for the second in-person Quad leaders’ summit.

“Advancing friendship with Australia. Prime Ministers @narendramodi and @AlboMP held fruitful discussions in Tokyo. The talks focused on deepening the developmental cooperation between India and Australia across diverse sectors,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted.

Prime Minister Modi congratulated Mr Albanese for his election victory.

“Both leaders reviewed the multi-faceted cooperation under the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, including in trade & investment, defence manufacturing, renewable energy including green hydrogen, education, science and technology, agricultural research, sports and people-to-people ties,” the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) stated in a press launch.

Both Prime Ministers affirmed their need to proceed the optimistic momentum within the bilateral relationship, it added.

Prime Minister Modi prolonged an invite to the Australian Prime Minister to go to India at an early date.

“Warmly welcomed my meeting with @narendramodi for an engaging discussion on Australia and India’s full strategic and economic agenda, including on clean energy technology. Australia-India ties have never been closer,” Prime Minister Albanese tweeted.

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi termed the assembly as a renewed momentum within the India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.

“Renewed momentum in the India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. PM @narendramodi held talks with the newly elected Australian PM @AlboMP. Leaders reviewed the multifaceted bilateral cooperation and reaffirmed their desire to deepen it,” he tweeted.

Earlier, the 2 leaders attended the Quad summit together with US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

At the Quad summit additionally, Prime Minister Modi had complimented Mr Albanese saying his presence on the summit after 24 hours of taking the oath confirmed his dedication to Quad.

Anthony Albanese was sworn in as Australia’s 31st Prime Minister on Monday. His center-left Labor Party ousted predecessor Scott Morrison’s conservative coalition at Saturday’s election. The coalition had been in energy below three prime ministers for 9 years.

“Today I had the pleasure of meeting with PM Kishida @JPN_PMO, @POTUS and @narendramodi at the Quad Summit in Tokyo. We affirmed our shared commitment to the Quad, and to a free, open and resilient Indo-Pacific. I look forward to hosting Quad Leaders in Australia in 2023,” Mr Albanese tweeted.

He stated that Australia will host the subsequent Quad summit in 2023.

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