Welcoming Albanese on his first visit to India, Modi said, I welcome Prime Minister Albanese on his first state visit to India.
New Delhi: PM Modi raised the issue of attacks on temples
Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue of recent attacks on temples in Australia with Albanese. The matter came up for discussion during their wide-ranging talks aimed at expanding the overall ties.
In a joint press conference after the talks, Modi said that reports of attacks on temples in Australia are coming regularly. He said, 'Naturally, such news worries everyone in India and distresses our hearts.'
'Prime Minister Albanese has reassured me'
Modi said he conveyed these feelings and concerns to Prime Minister Albanese. “They have assured me that the security of the Indian community is a special priority for them,” the Prime Minister said, adding that the teams from both countries will be in regular contact on this subject and will cooperate as much as possible.
Modi said he discussed with his Australian counterpart ways to enhance maritime security and mutual security in the Indo-Pacific region. "We discussed mutual cooperation to develop reliable and robust global supply chains," he said.
'We are working on a comprehensive economic agreement'
Prime Minister Modi also said that both sides are working on a comprehensive economic agreement. Modi said, “In the field of defence, we have made remarkable agreements in the last few years, including logistical support for each other's armies.”
In his remarks, Albanese said that Modi and he India-Australia Agreed to conclude the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement at the earliest. "I hope we will finalize it this year," he said. The Australian Prime Minister reached Delhi on Thursday evening after concluding his programs in Ahmedabad and Mumbai.