India, Australia to finalise comprehensive economic pact soon

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese met at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi to hold bilateral talks

The Australian PM on March 10 also met with Minister S. Jaishankar.

India and Australia are working towards a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said emphasising that people-to-people connect have been the foundation of ties between the two countries.

"I look forward to hosting PM Modi in Australia for the Quad Leaders summit in May and then returning to India in September for the G20 Leaders summit. The frequent high-level content between Australia and India has further strengthened cooperation across a range of areas including trade & investment, climate and energy, defence and security, and between the people of our two countries," PM Albanese said.

PM Albanese on March 8 arrived in Ahmedabad on a state visit to India.
He paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi . He was accorded a ceremonial reception at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.


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