India-Australia sign six MoUs; Narendra Modi emphasises on peace and stability in Indo-Pacific region; Malcolm Turnbull assures opportunities for Indian students

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull on Monday. At the bilateral summit, India and Australia signed six MoUs, including ‘MoU on Cooperation in Terrorism and organized crime’. At joint statement with Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull, Narendra Modi said India and Australia have made major strides in our bilateral relationship in recent years. Calling terrorism and cyber security major challenges, PM Modi emphasised on peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific. In his statement, the Australian Prime Minister assured that they will continue to provide outstanding opportunities to Indian students.

“India and Australia have made major strides in our bilateral relationship in recent years. Your visit gives us opportunity to shape new priorities in our strategic partnership. Under your leadership our relationship has touched new milestones,” said PM Modi to Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull. “We reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and number of forward-looking decisions have been taken to further strengthen our partnership,” Modi said at joint statement with Australian PM. PM Modi also thanked Turnbull for his support accorded to the Festival of India called “Confluence” – held in many cities of Australia last year.

Visiting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday said his country will work more closely with India in order to secure stronger ties. “Our ties are strong and will be stronger because of this visit,” Turnbull told the media after his ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.


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