Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to visit India

| Updated: Apr 06, 2017 22:15 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr.6 (ANI): Australia's High Commissioner to India, Ms Harinder Sidhu, has welcomed the announcement of the visit to India by the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, from 9 to 12 April 2017. The Prime Minister is visiting India at the invitation of Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, and will cover the full breadth of the fast growing Australia-India relationship including education, trade and defence. "India is one of Australia's most important international priorities. Our relationship has expanded dramatically since we established a Strategic Partnership in 2009, followed by two-way Prime Ministerial visits in 2014. We are taking forward an active and ambitious agenda," Ms Sidhu said. In New Delhi, the Prime Minister will call on the President and Vice-President of India and meet with his counterpart, Mr Modi, to discuss areas in which the two countries can strengthen their collaboration. The two Prime Ministers last met on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in China in September 2016. Coinciding with the Prime Minister's visit, Australia's Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, is bringing one of the largest Australian delegations of skills providers and higher education representatives to visit India. Together with Mr Birmingham, the Prime Minister will address a dinner convened to celebrate Australia's knowledge partnership with India. The Prime Minister will then travel to Mumbai to engage with leading Indian CEOs and business people. These meetings will focus on growing two-way trade and investment. (ANI)