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Australian PM Anthony Albanese will come to India on March 8, can watch Ahmedabad Test match with Prime Minister Modi

New Delhi: Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will be on a 4-day visit to India from March 8 with an aim to boost overall bilateral ties in a number of areas including trade, investment and critical minerals. This will be his first visit to India after becoming the Prime Minister in May last year. The Ministry of External Affairs said on Saturday, ‘At the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese will pay a state visit to India from March 8 to 11.’ Albanese will be accompanied by Trade and Tourism Minister Don Farrell and Madeleine King, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, besides a high-level business delegation.

The Ministry of External Affairs said that Albanese would reach Ahmedabad on March 8, the day of Holi. After this he will go to Mumbai on March 9 and then come to Delhi on the same day. It is believed that the Prime Minister of Australia and PM Modi can also watch the Test match of both the countries on March 9 at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. Anthony Albanese will be accorded a ceremonial welcome on March 10 in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan. After this, Prime Minister Modi and Australian PM will hold annual summit, in which areas of cooperation under India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership will be discussed. Along with this, both will also discuss regional and global issues related to mutual interest.

Relations between India and Australia have deepened in the last few years. In June 2020, the strategic partnership between the two countries was upgraded to a comprehensive strategic partnership. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement, ‘The visit of Prime Minister Albanese is expected to give further momentum to the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.’ Anthony tweeted, ‘I look forward to strengthening the relationship between Australia and India.’ ‘Our relations with India are going from strength to strength, but they can get stronger.’

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