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PM Modi Holds Bilateral Meeting with PM Anthony Albanese of Australia.

On 24th of May Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of Australia in Sydney, Australia. The meeting aimed to further strengthen the multifaceted India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. The leaders discussed various areas of cooperation, including defense and security, trade and investment, renewable energy, migration, and promoting a rules-based international order in the Indo-Pacific region.

Ceremonial Welcome and Guard of Honour at Admiralty House

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was accorded a warm ceremonial welcome and a guard of honor upon his arrival at Admiralty House in Sydney, Australia. This gesture reflects the hospitality and respect extended to the Indian Prime Minister during his visit, emphasizing the significance of the bilateral meeting between the two leaders.

Recall of Productive 1st Annual Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi

Both Prime Ministers took the opportunity to recall their successful 1st Annual Leaders’ Summit held in March 2023 in New Delhi. The summit paved the way for enhanced cooperation and laid the foundation for deepening the multifaceted India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. This mutual recognition of past achievements sets the stage for further collaboration and progress between the two nations.

Broadening and Deepening the India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

The bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Albanese reaffirmed their commitment to broadening and deepening the India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. This comprehensive approach seeks to strengthen ties across various sectors, including defense and security, trade and investment, renewable energy, education, migration, and people-to-people connections. The leaders reiterated their determination to forge a robust and multifaceted partnership that benefits both countries.

Focus on Defense, Security, Trade, and Investment Cooperation

The discussions during the meeting centered on cooperation in defense and security, recognizing the shared interests and concerns of India and Australia in the Indo-Pacific region. Both leaders emphasized the importance of maintaining a rules-based international order and advancing trade and investment ties. These dialogues contribute to fostering stability, peace, and prosperity in the region.

Advancing Collaboration in Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Technologies

Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Albanese welcomed the progress made in the field of renewable energy and hydrogen technologies. They acknowledged the potential for collaboration in areas such as green hydrogen, critical minerals, and clean energy solutions. The finalization of the India-Australia Hydrogen Task Force’s Terms of Reference demonstrates their commitment to accelerating the deployment and manufacturing of clean hydrogen, along with supporting infrastructure and standards.

India-Australia Migration and Mobility Partnership Arrangement (MMPA)

A significant milestone was reached with the signing of the India-Australia Migration and Mobility Partnership Arrangement (MMPA). This arrangement facilitates greater mobility of students, professionals, researchers, academics, and others between the two countries. The introduction of the Mobility Arrangement for Talented Early Professionals Scheme (MATES), specifically designed for India, further strengthens the exchange of skilled individuals and enhances bilateral cooperation.

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