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PM Modi holds Second India-Australia Virtual Summit with Australian counterpart Scott Morrison

Updated: March 22, 2022 1:05 pm

The second India-Australia Virtual Summit was held yesterday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison took stock of the progress made on various initiatives under the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. The leaders discussed views on regional and international issues.

In his opening remarks at the Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, in the last few years the relations between India and Australia have made remarkable progress. He said, both nations have very close cooperation in several areas including Trade and Investment, Defence and Security, Education and Innovation, and Science & Technology. Mr Modi said, the bilateral collaboration has also grown rapidly in many other areas, such as critical minerals, water management, renewable energy, and COVID-19 research. He welcomed the announcement of the establishment of a Centre of Excellence for Critical and Emerging Technology Policy in Bangalore.

Mr Modi said, the conclusion of the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement will be important for our economic ties, economic revival, and economic security.

Prime Minister Modi also thanked his Australian counterpart, Scott Morrison, for taking the initiative to return ancient Indian antiquities.

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