Australian PM Anthony Albanese joined Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Governor of Gujarat Acharya Devvrat in Holi celebrations at Raj Bhawan in the state capital Gandhinagar on Wednesday.
“Honoured to celebrate Holi in Ahmedabad, India. Holi’s message of renewal through the triumph of good over evil is an enduring reminder for all of us”, tweeted Australian PM Anthony Albanese with colourful pictures of Holi celebrations with flowers and colours.
Australian Prime Minister Albanese arrived in Ahmedabad on Wednesday as part of a state visit to India.
The Prime Minister of Australia, who will be in India until March 11, was greeted by Gujarat Chief Minister Patel.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel accompanied Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on his visit to the Ashram. Albanese took a full tour of the Ashram during his visit.
The Australian PM, upon his arrival in India, tweeted: “An incredible welcome to Ahmedabad, India. The beginning of an important trip for Australia-India relations.”
Prior to Albanese’s arrival in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India eagerly awaits the arrival of the Australian Prime Minister. PM Modi said he looks forward to productive deliberations to further India-Australia bilateral relations.”India eagerly awaits your arrival! Looking forward to productive deliberations to further the India-Australia friendship. @AlboMP,” PM Modi tweeted on Wednesday.
Albanese said on Twitter that his trip demonstrates his commitment to strengthening ties between the two countries and to being a force for stability and growth in our region.
Albanese on Wednesday tweeted, “Today I’m bringing a delegation of ministers and business leaders to India. Australia and India have a rich friendship, underpinned by our common interests, our shared democratic values, the bonds between our people, and an affectionate but fierce sporting rivalry.”
“At the kind invitation of Prime Minister @narendramodi, we will be visiting Ahmedabad, Mumbai and New Delhi. Trade with India presents Australian businesses and workers with tremendous opportunities for growth,” he added.