Prime Minister Modi’s Australia Visit

May 24: Prime Minister, along with H.E. Mr. Anthony Albanese, Prime Minister of Australia, addressed and interacted with a large gathering of Indian community members on 23 May 2023 at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.

The Indian diaspora, consisting of students, researchers, professionals and business persons, participated in the event with great enthusiasm. A number of Ministers, Members of Parliament and other dignitaries from Australia also participated in the event.

Both Prime Ministers jointly unveiled the foundation stone for a ‘Little India’ Gateway to be built in Harris Park in Parramatta, Western Sydney, which is home to a large Indian community.

In his address, Prime Minister Modi highlighted “Mutual Trust and Mutual Respect” as the foundation of the close historical ties between India and Australia, and underscored the numerous elements that bind the two countries. He lauded the contribution and success of the Indian community in Australia, calling them cultural and brand Ambassadors of India.

Prime Minister outlined India’s growing achievements on a global scale, and noted that the world was increasingly interested in India’s success stories. He highlighted the deepening engagement between India and Australia, and announced that an Indian Consulate would be opened in Brisbane.

Prime Shri Narendra Modi met several prominent Australian personalities in separate meetings in Sydney today. These personalities include:

  • Professor Brian P. Schmidt, Noble laureate in Physics and Vice-Chancellor & President of Australian National University, Canberra 
  • Mr. Mark Balla, business specialist and accomplished public speaker on humanitarian issues
  • Ms. Danielle Mate Sullivan, aboriginal artist
  • Ms. Sarah Todd, international chef, restaurateur, TV host, speaker and entrepreneur
  • Professor Toby Walsh, chief scientist, Artificial Intelligence Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Associate Professor Salvatore Babones, sociologist, researcher and author
  • Mr. Guy Theodore Sebastian, leading Australian singer

Prime Minister congratulated them on their achievements and encouraged them to contribute to strengthening India-Australia relationship

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met Mr. Paul Schroder, Chief Executive, AustralianSuper on 23 May 2023 in Sydney, Australia. 

Prime Minister highlighted India’s credentials as one of the most preferred major economies for foreign investments in the world and invited AustralianSuper to partner with India. 

AustralianSuper is an Australian superannuation fund headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met Mrs. Gina Rinehart AO, Executive Chairman, Hancock Prospecting Group, Roy Hill, S. Kidman & Co on 23 May 2023 in Sydney, Australia. 

Prime Minister highlighted the transformative reforms and initiatives being undertaken in India and invited her to partner in technology, investment and skilling in the mining and minerals sector.

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