Prime Minister Narendra Modi compared the strengthening relationship between India and Australia to the dynamics of a T-20 cricket match during his meeting with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. He emphasized the deepening ties between the two countries and highlighted their comprehensive strategic partnership.
PM Modi invited PM Albanese and Australian cricket fans to visit India for the upcoming Cricket World Cup, where they could also experience the festive celebrations of Diwali. He underscored the significance of India-Australia relations for regional stability, peace, and global welfare, mentioning their discussions on the Indo-Pacific at the recent Quad Summit. PM Modi also mentioned the Indian tradition of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (the world is one family), which aligns with India’s G-20 Presidency theme.
The two nations have seen significant progress in their ties, including the implementation of the Economic Cooperation Trade Agreement and the signing of the Mutual Logistics Support Agreement, which allows military bases’ reciprocal access.
PM Albanese also acknowledged the value placed on deepening bilateral relations and expressed a desire for more connections between India and Australia. PM Modi’s visit to Australia marked the final leg of his three-nation tour, following visits to Japan and Papua New Guinea.
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