Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is paying a State Visit to India from March 8-11, in his first visit to the country in his current role. He will be accompanied by senior ministers and a high-level trade delegation.
The Australian Prime Minister, who is coming to India at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will first arrive in Ahmedabad on March 8 on the day of Holi. He will visit Mumbai on March 9, before arriving in Delhi later in the day.
The Australian Prime Minister will be accompanied by Senator Don Farrell, Minister for Trade and Tourism, and Madeleine King MP, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, along with senior officials and a high-level business delegation, an official statement said.
In Delhi, Prime Minister Albanese will be accorded a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan on March 10. Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Albanese will hold the Annual Summit to discuss areas of cooperation under the India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, besides regional and global issues of mutual interest. Prime Minister Albanese will also call on President Droupadi Murmu.
India and Australia share warm and friendly relations based on common values and democratic principles. The Strategic Partnership between the two countries was elevated to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in June 2020 which has been strengthened and deepened through frequent high-level exchanges and enhanced cooperation across sectors. Prime Minister Albanese’s visit is expected to provide further momentum to the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, the statement added.