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Jaishankar lauds India-Australia partnership in trade, defence

Pointing in direction of the fast-paced progress within the commerce and funding relationship between India and Australia as mirrored within the elevated presence of the Indian group on this nation, Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday stated that each the nation present nice help to one another.

Jaishankar, who’s right here to attend the two-day Indian Ocean Convention, additionally reiterated his remark made on Friday as to how Australia is the “most consequential relationship we have in the Indian Ocean.”

Addressing the Indian group right here, Jaishankar began by highlighting the way it was below Prime Minister Narendra Modi {that a} “new energy, this new interest, which has come into our foreign policy,” in contrast it with the way it was once in earlier years and stated, “It took us 20 years after independence to have the first Prime Ministerial visit to Australia” and the way each Prime Minister of Australia, since 2014, has met with Modi.

“So, the first message I bring to you today is that the relationship is doing great. There’s an enormous commitment from India starting with the Prime Minister to build on this partnership. And it is something that we regard today. Yesterday when I addressed the Indian Ocean conference, I said I regard this as the most consequential relationship we have in the Indian Ocean,” he stated.

After speaking concerning the elevated political exchanges and the management degree, the Exterior Affairs Minister stated, “Look at the trade today, our trade with Australia is upwards of USD 20 million and growing steadily.”

“If one looks at the trade and investment side today again, there is that sense that this is a relationship which is very much on look at the community or the community itself,” the Minster advised a packed Indian Neighborhood Centre corridor.

He highlighted the expansion of the group with “so many more of you in so many different professions,” and stated: “It is manifesting itself in different ways. I mean, we have just recently when the Prime Minister was here we announced a new consulate in Brisbane, Australia has opened one in Bengaluru and I expect more of this to unfold as the community grows.”

The sentiment was mirrored in his put up on X after the occasion. “Addressed the Indian community in Perth today. Grateful for their contribution in strengthening the India-Australia Dosti,” he stated and posted photographs from the occasion.

Throughout his speech, Jaishankar additionally stated India and the Australian Defence Forces work very intently as companions, enable deployments in one another’s international locations, and supply nice help to one another “So this is today very much a relationship that is growing that is deepening that is getting new content, new substance and a higher profile.”

India’s world footprint has introduced it a lot deeper into “this broader region,” he identified and stated, “If one looks at Fiji or you look at Papa New Guinea, in fact, look at all the Pacific Islands, which are close to Australia. There is again today an Indian presence and Indian project and Indian contribution and Indian collaboration in some form.”

He additionally underscored how India would do far more in key areas like well being, training, and area as a result of “when we do more in this larger region that also contributes … that is part of our partnership with Australia as well.”

The Indian minister additionally met Roger Prepare dinner, the premier of Western Australia on the venue with a sea view. “Nice to meet Premier @RogerCookMLA of Western Australia. Appreciate his hosting the 7th Indian Ocean Conference. His support for building strong India-Australia ties was manifest,” Jaishankar stated in one other put up on X together with photographs of the 2 leaders.

Jaishankar additionally met the Abroad Mates of BJP (OFBJP). “Good to meet members of OFBJP in Perth today. Appreciate their work which promotes better understanding and cooperation between our two countries,” he posted on X together with photographs from the assembly.
Earlier within the day, Jaishankar had a hearth chat along with his Australian counterpart Penny Wong on the Indian Ocean Convention and had bilateral conferences with Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Overseas Minister of Mauritius Maneesh Gobin and Overseas Minister of Madagascar Rasata Rafaravavitafika on the sidelines.

Jaishankar additionally met three Indian-origin Western Australian Parliamentarians Zaneta Mascarenhas, Varun Ghosh, and Dr Jagadish Krishnan, and in addition visited town’s Sailani Avenue, which is known as after Indian-origin soldier Nain Singh Sailani, who sacrificed his life throughout World Battle I whereas serving the Australian Imperial Power.

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