New Delhi: Australian Defence Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles, who’s on a four-day go to to India, carried out yoga within the nationwide capital on the event of the eighth Worldwide Day of Yoga on Tuesday and mentioned that he might be assembly his Indian counterpart, Rajnath Singh. “An early morning start with some yoga, ahead of a busy couple of days here in India. Looking forward to a packed couple of days, meeting my counterparts and seeing firsthand our close partnership. @rajnathsingh,” the Australian Defence Minister mentioned in a tweet.
An early morning begin with some yoga, forward of a busy couple of days right here in India.
Wanting ahead to a packed couple of days, assembly my counterparts and seeing firsthand our shut partnership.@rajnathsingh @DefenceMinIndia @DefenceAust @dfat @AusHCIndia @AusCG_Mumbai pic.twitter.com/60u27nEVa8
— Richard Marles (@RichardMarlesMP) June 21, 2022
Marles arrived in India on Monday to carry a bilateral assembly along with his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh to strengthen defence and safety cooperation between each international locations. His go to marks the primary high-level go to from Australia after newly-elected prime minister Anthony Albanese took workplace on Might 23.
Throughout his go to from June 20-23, the Australian Defence Minister will maintain his first bilateral assembly along with his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh.”Australia and India are Comprehensive Strategic Partners. I am committed to strengthening Australia`s defence and security cooperation with India,” mentioned Marles.
“I am looking forward to meeting with my counterpart, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and holding our first bilateral Defence Ministers` Meeting,” Marles mentioned in a press release. Marles said that Rajnath Singh has been instrumental in advancing India-Australia defence ties and he appears ahead to working with him to boost the defence pillar of the Complete Strategic Partnership between the 2 international locations.
The minister additionally famous that India is one in all Australia`s closest safety companions and the Authorities is concentrated on revitalising Australia`s traditionally deep engagement with our companions throughout the Indo-Pacific.”The rules-based international order that has brought peace and prosperity to the Indo-Pacific for decades is experiencing pressure, as we face shifts in the geostrategic order,” he mentioned mentioned.
Arrived in India – a top-tier companion + shut good friend to Australia.
I look ahead to advancing our ongoing defence engagement as Complete Strategic Companions and reiterate our dedication for nearer cooperation within the #IndoPacific. pic.twitter.com/68bxyCkxyf
— Richard Marles (@RichardMarlesMP) June 20, 2022
“Australia stands ready to work closely with India in support of an open, inclusive and resilient Indo-Pacific”.In the course of the go to, Deputy Prime Minister Marles may also meet Exterior Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar and have interaction nationwide safety and defence policymakers and personnel. Earlier, the Australian PM Albanese had mentioned that the connection with India is essential and ties between the 2 international locations have by no means been nearer.
“Our relationship with India is a very important one and it was a great honour to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”PM Modi congratulated Prime Minister Albanese on his election victory. Each leaders reviewed the multi-faceted cooperation underneath the Complete Strategic Partnership, together with commerce and funding, defence manufacturing, renewable vitality, inexperienced hydrogen, schooling, science and know-how, agricultural analysis, sports activities, and people-to-people ties.
Each Prime Ministers affirmed their need to proceed the constructive momentum within the bilateral relationship. Bilateral discussions with PM Modi centered on Australia and India`s full strategic and financial agenda, together with clear vitality know-how.