Top Stories

Australian Scott Morrison has said he will take part in talks with Ukraine’s prime minister


Australia-India bilateral relations are based on mutual understanding, said Scott Morrison (SHEET)

New Delhi:

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday that the state of Ukraine and its implications for the Indo-Pacific will be highlighted at a March 21 virtual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Morrison said the summit will also discuss ways to deepen bilateral trade and investment relations and take advantage of new economic opportunities to support mutual recovery and economic growth.

“We will also discuss a number of regional and multilateral issues, including the situation in Ukraine and its implications for the Indo-Pacific and Myanmar,” the Australian prime minister said in a statement.

Morrison said the strong bilateral relationship between Australia and India is based on mutual understanding and trust and that the two sides have a shared vision for the Indo-Pacific.

“The strong bilateral relationship between Australia and India is based on mutual understanding and trust, commitment to democracy and a shared vision of an open, inclusive, resilient and prosperous Indo-Pacific,” he said.

Monday’s summit came after the first historic virtual summit on June 4, 2020, when the India-Australia relationship became a “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.”

“Prime Minister Modi and I will discuss deepening our trade and investment relationship and taking advantage of new economic opportunities to support each other’s economic recovery and growth,” Morrison said.

“At the heart of these efforts is strengthening cooperation in defense and security, science and technology, and critical minerals and clean energy,” he said.

The Australian Prime Minister has said that he will host PM Modi at the annual virtual meeting of leaders.

“I look forward to reaffirming our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and advancing our shared bilateral and regional agenda,” he said.

Announcing the summit, the Foreign Ministry (MEA) said on Thursday that Modi and Morrison would be committed to strengthening bilateral relations in trade, critical minerals, migration and mobility and education.

“The virtual summit will pave the way for new initiatives and enhanced cooperation in various sectors between India and Australia,” said Mind spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.

“Leaders are expected to commit to closer cooperation in trade, critical minerals, migration and mobility, and education, among others,” he said.

Ties between India and Australia have risen in recent years.

In June 2020, India and Australia signed a major agreement to provide reciprocal access to military bases for logistical support.

The Mutual Logistics Assistance Agreement (MLSA) allows the military in both countries to use each other’s bases to repair and supply supplies, as well as facilitating increased overall defense cooperation.

The Australian Navy was part of the Malabar naval exercise organized by India in November 2020 and last year.

The U.S. and Japanese navies were also involved. Australia has been part of the Malabar exercise this year as well.

(This story was not edited by NDTV staff and was automatically created from a union feed.)



Source link

Agrasmartcity

Welcome to India's Largest news platform, I assure you that we daily update on Global news which helps you to grow your knowledge.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button
AllEscortAllEscort