PM Modi Live Updates: PM Modi addresses Indian diaspora in Sydney, says India is being hailed as ‘force of global good’
PM Modi in Australia Live Updates: On arriving in Sydney, PM Modi told local media he wants closer bilateral defense and security ties as China’s influence in the Indo-Pacific region grows.
PM Modi in Papua New Guinea, May 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese greeted the Indian diaspora at a community event at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney Olympic Park today. Speaking at the event, PM Narendra Modi asserted India’s position in the world as the “force of global good.” “India is always ready to help others whenever there is a disaster,” he said. He also hailed India as the ‘mother of democracy’, as well as a “bright spot” in the global economy.
Earlier, PM Albanese. addressing the gathering, said that PM Modi has got a welcome that rivals that of legendary musician Bruce Springsteen. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sydney yesterday as part of the third and final leg of his three-nation visit after concluding his visit to Papua New Guinea. This is his second Australian trip as Prime Minister. He was received by Australian High Commissioner to India Barry O’Farrell and other officials upon his arrival in Sydney.
On arriving in Sydney, PM Modi told local media he wants closer bilateral defense and security ties as China’s influence in the Indo-Pacific region grows. Ahead of Modi’s arrival, Prime Minister Albanese said in a statement, “I am honoured to host Prime Minister Modi for an official visit to Australia, after receiving an extremely warm welcome in India earlier this year.”
Watch: PM Modi’s community meet event at Sydney kicks off
The community event at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney Olympic Park, featuring PM Narendra Modi and Australian PM Anthony Albanese, has kicked off.
What will PM Modi discuss with the Australian PM?
PM Modi’s interactions with PM Albanese will be “an opportunity to take stock of our bilateral ties and follow up on our first India-Australia Annual Summit held in New Delhi in March this year,” as per an official statement released by the PMO.