Australian PM Albanese in India for State Visit this week
At the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese, will pay a State Visit to India on March 8 to 11, 2023. He will be accompanied by Senator Don Farrell, Minister for Trade and Tourism, and Ms. Madeleine King MP, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, along with senior officials and a high-level business delegation.
This will be PM Albanese’s first visit to India in his current role. The Prime Minister will arrive in Ahmedabad on 08 March 2023 on the day of Holi. He will also visit Mumbai on 09 March 2023, before arriving in Delhi later in the day.
In Delhi, Prime Minister Albanese will be accorded a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan on March 10. PM Modi and PM 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. PM Albanese will also call on the President of India, 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.