Australian PM assures PM Modi on Indian community's safety

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Australian PM Anthony Albanese, in light of the recent attacks on temples in Australia, has assured that the safety and well-being of the Indian community in Australia is a priority for him.

"Since the last few weeks, news of attacks on temples in Australia are coming regularly. It is natural that such news worries people in India. I have raised these concerns with Prime Minister Albanese who has assured me that the safety of the Indian community is a special priority for him," PM Modi said during India-Australia: Exchange of Agreements and Press Statements on Friday.

Australian PM Anthony Albanese, said: "On this subject, our teams will be in regular touch and will cooperate as best as possible. It is important to deal with such challenges and global well-being."

The PM said that the Indian diaspora is now the second-largest immigrant community in Australia. "This Indian community is contributing a lot to the society and economy of Australia," the PM said.

On March 9 ahead of the start of the fourth Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) organised a felicitation for the two prime ministers at the venue. BCCI President Roger Binny gifted Albanese and presented him a picture of the Australian PM made up of a collage of Australian players who had represented the national team during the past 75 years.


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