On Monday Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull begins an official visit to India. Turnbull aimed at shoring up ties with Asia’s third largest economy and focusing on improving ties with countries in the immediate neighbourhood with visits to Indonesia and major trade partner China. He visited India for the first time after taking over from Tony Abbott in September 2015. As India is Australia’s seventh-largest trading partner and our fifth-largest export market. Major exports to India include coal, copper and gold and major imports from India includes refined petroleum, pearls and gems, and medicament’s. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held delegation-level talks with Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull in New Delhi. Issues of mutual interests were discussed between the two leaders. The Australian PM was earlier conceded a ceremonial reception at the forecourts of Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi. Addressing the gathering after the ceremonial welcome, Turnbull said that his visit will strengthen the ties between the two nations.
Now India is Australia’s seventh-largest trading partner and our fifth-largest export market. But Before independence, they were both part of the British Empire and also were members of the Commonwealth of Nations. They also share political, economic, security, lingual and sporting ties. As a result of British colonisation, cricket has emerged as a strong cultural connection between the India is Australia’s seventh-largest trading partner and our fifth-largest export market. In this meeting India and Australia signed six agreements focusing on key areas of cooperation including, terror, civil aviation and health. They highlight shared commitment to democracy and rule of law, Leaders applaud Constructive discussion on Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement; Australia to join International Solar alliance soon.
Australia’s Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull took a Metro ride and visited one of the famous temple of Delhi called “Akshardham”. He is on a four-day visit to India for discussing over the free trade agreement where tariff reductions and market access in services are the focal points which will be discussed.