Monday, December 11, 2023

Jaishankar visits Australian War Memorial in Canberra

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Jaishankar arrived in Canberra “to a Tiranga welcome” on Monday as he was ready to meet with Australia’s top officials to discuss advancing their bilateral partnership.

“Visited Canberra’s Australian War Memorial. In honour of all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, including Private Nain Singh Sailani, a wreath was laid “he tweeted.

The Hon. Penny Wong, Australian Foreign Minister, welcomed the External Affairs Minister to Sydney for the yearly Foreign Ministers’ Framework Dialogue.

In addition to being Comprehensive Strategic Partners and Quad Partners, Australia and India have a basic affinity for the Indo-Pacific area..

“We all have a common desire for a peaceful, prosperous area where national sovereignty is upheld. Australia’s engagement with India is essential to establishing the kind of region we desire “In the statement, the senator stated.

Both leaders talked about advancing and strengthening economic ties, especially through our Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement, at the Foreign Ministers’ Framework Dialogue.

In the release, Hon. Penny Wong stated, “We also discussed boosting our people-to-people relations and education links, bolstering our defence and security cooperation, and enhancing our climate change and new clean energy engagement, including through the Quad.”

Both of them also committed to increase our diplomatic presence, with India proposing a second consulate in Australia and Australia renewing its commitment to establishing a consulate general in Bengaluru.

EAM is currently in Australia for the second time this year; the first trip was in February 2022 to Melbourne to attend the Quadrilateral Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. The Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Richard Marles, will also be met by the external affairs minister.

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