Australia 'excited' ahead of Indian PM Modi visit next month
Australian Member of Parliament (MP), Jason Wood said that the country is very excited about Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi's forthcoming visit to Australia in May.
Speaking on the sidelines of Sadbhavana, Wood, who is the shadow minister for Community Safety, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, Australia said, "Prime Minister Modi, you've got the biggest democracy in the world. We're very proud to say you'll be coming to Australia and you're doing an incredible job. And can I just say, the Australian Indian community is so excited about your visit. I'm excited about it. The wider Australian community be excited about it. To have the world's number one leader coming to Australia. We very much look forward to your visit and it's going to be truly a great honour for me if I get the chance to meet Mr Modi." PM Modi will be travelling to Australia in May to take part in the QUAD leadership summit.
The announcement was made during the joint press conference hosted by the Prime Minister along with Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese, who was on a four-day visit to India in March.
"India and Australia are both members of the Quad. I thank PM Albanese for inviting me to Australia for the Quad Leaders' Summit in May. I have invited him to India for the G20 summit in September," PM Modi had said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on several occasions has highlighted that QUAD is a force of global good and is aimed at developing the region while protecting the interests of all members of the Indo-Pacific region.
Wood also said that besides the Australian community, the Indian Australian community is very excited about PM Modi's forthcoming visit to Australia. Wood said that PM Modi has a great following in Australia and his leadership skills are respected by all people.
"We admire PM Modi's ability to respect all people and the spirit of working together and his humbleness. Under his leadership, India now is being regarded as having entrepreneurs and where your hard work is rewarded," Jason Wood said.