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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a large gathering of members of the Indian community at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. Image Courtesy: Twitter
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese, addressed and interacted with a large gathering of members of the Indian community at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.
During his address, Prime Minister Modi urged the Indian diaspora to bring their Australian friends and families to India whenever they plan to visit the country.
“Whenever you visit India, also bring your Australian friends and their families. This will give them better opportunities to familiarize themselves with India,” Prime Minister Modi said.
The Indian diaspora, made up of students, researchers, professionals and businessmen, participated in the event with great enthusiasm. A number of Australian ministers, MPs and other dignitaries also attended the event, a statement read.
The two prime ministers jointly unveiled the foundation stone for a ‘Little India’ footbridge to be built at Harris Park in Parramatta, Sydney’s west, home to a large Indian community.
In his address, Prime Minister Modi also highlighted “mutual trust and mutual respect” as the foundation of the close historical ties between India and Australia, and underscored the many things that bind the two countries together. He hailed the contribution and success of the Indian community in Australia, calling them India’s cultural and brand ambassadors.
The Prime Minister described India’s growing achievements globally and noted that the world was increasingly interested in India’s success stories. He highlighted the deepening engagement between India and Australia and announced that an Indian consulate would be opened in Brisbane.
(With agency contributions)
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