Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese on Wednesday held bilateral talks and mentioned cooperation within the fields of defence and safety; commerce and funding; new and renewable vitality, inexperienced hydrogen; vital minerals; training; migration and mobility; and other people to folks ties.
In a press release, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) mentioned that the bilateral assembly came about on the Admiralty House in Sydney and Modi was accorded a ceremonial welcome and Guard of Honour upon his arrival.
The PMO mentioned that each leaders recalled their productive first Annual Leaders’ Summit held in March 2023 in New Delhi and reaffirmed their dedication to additional broadening and deepening of the multifaceted India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
“The discussions focused on cooperation in defense and security, trade and investment, new and renewable energy, green hydrogen, critical minerals, education, migration and mobility and people to people ties, ” the assertion mentioned.
Modi and Albanese additionally welcomed the signing of the India-Australia Migration and Mobility Partnership Arrangement (MMPA), which can facilitate mobility of scholars, professionals, researchers, teachers and others, together with by a brand new expert pathway named MATES (Mobility Arrangement for Talented Early Professionals Scheme) particularly created for India.
“They also welcomed the finalisation of Terms of Reference of the India-Australia Hydrogen Task Force, which will advise on opportunities to accelerate manufacture and deployment of clean hydrogen, focusing on hydrogen electrolysers, fuel cells as well as supporting infrastructure and standards and regulations, ” it mentioned.
Prime Minister Modi additionally thanked Australia for its assist in establishing a Consulate General of India in Brisbane.
“The two leaders reiterated their determination to ensure a peaceful, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific region, underpinned by a rules-based international order. They also discussed reform of UN Security Council, ” the PMO assertion mentioned.
Meanwhile, Albanese expressed Australia’s sturdy assist to India’s G20 Presidency and initiatives and Modi regarded ahead to welcoming his counterpart for the G20 Summit in New Delhi in September, it added.
As a part of the ultimate leg of his three-nation tour, Modi arrived in Sydney on Monday evening as a visitor of the Australian authorities.
In 2014, Modi grew to become the primary Indian Prime Minister to go to Australia after Rajiv Gandhi, the place he addressed 20, 000 folks on the Sydney SuperDome at Olympic Park.