Prime Minister Narendra Modi met former Australian premier Tony Abbott on Thursday with the 2 leaders emphasising that enhanced financial cooperation between India and Australia would assist the 2 international locations in realising their shared imaginative and prescient of a steady, safe and affluent Indo-Pacific area.
PM Modi and former PM Abbott, who’s visiting India from August 2-6 in his capability as Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Special Trade Envoy for India, mentioned methods to additional strengthen bilateral commerce, funding and financial cooperation to grasp the full potential of the India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, in keeping with a press release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) right here.
They emphasised that enhanced financial cooperation between India and Australia would assist each international locations higher deal with the financial challenges rising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and would additionally assist them in realising their shared imaginative and prescient of a steady, safe and affluent Indo-Pacific area, the assertion mentioned.
Prime Minister Modi expressed his satisfaction on the stellar development of India-Australia ties in current occasions and admired the essential contributions of Prime Minister Morrison and former prime minister Abbott on this journey.
“Delighted to meet @HonTonyAbbott, Special Envoy of PM @ScottMorrisonMP. Had a good conversation on ways to further strengthen our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. Also discussed the steps needed to energise our trade and economic relationship and boost people-to-people ties,” PM Modi tweeted.
Delighted to satisfy @HonTonyAbbott, Special Envoy of PM @ScottMorrisonMP. Had an excellent dialog on methods to additional strengthen our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. Also mentioned the steps wanted to energise our commerce and financial relationship and increase people-to-people ties. pic.twitter.com/Ynrr1fqQP0
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 5, 2021
During the assembly, PM Modi additionally recalled his digital summit final 12 months with Prime Minister Morrison and reiterated his need to have the ability to host the Australian PM in India as quickly as circumstances allow, the assertion mentioned.
At the digital summit held between PM Modi and PM Morrison on June 4, 2020, the bilateral relationship was elevated to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, underneath which India and Australia dedicated to encourage expanded commerce and funding flows for mutual profit and determined to re-engage on a bilateral Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA).
The current go to by Tony Abbott is reflective of this shared ambition, the assertion mentioned.
At a web based media briefing, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned Abbott will even go to Gujarat to discover alternatives for increasing commerce and funding.
“Naturally, he will also meet officials and other interlocutors both here and in Gujarat,” Mr Bagchi mentioned.
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