Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the Executive Chairman of Fortescue Future Industries, a green energy and technology company with offices in Australia, on May 23, 2023.
After leaving Papua New Guinea, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew to Sydney to begin the third and last leg of his three-nation tour.
Modi and Renowned Australian CEOs
Australian businessman John Andrew Henry Forrest AO, also known as Twiggy According to the Financial Review, Mr. Forrest was Australia’s richest person in 2008. He is most recognized for serving as the former CEO and present non-executive chairman of the Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), but he also has business interests in the mining sector and cattle ranching.
In Sydney, the Prime Minister also had a meeting with Australian Super CEO Paul Schroder. On October 1, 2021, he was named Chief Executive of Australian Super. He is in charge of the fund’s leadership, strategic development, and recommendations to the board.
In addition, Georgina Hope Rinehart, Executive Chairman of Hancock Prospecting Group, Rose Hill, and S. Kidman and Co., met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
PM Modi’s Welcome to Australia
When Mr. Modi arrived in Sydney, Australian High Commissioner to India Barry O’Farrell and other representatives welcomed him. During his visit, PM Modi will have a private meeting with PM Anthony Albanese.
Members of the Indian diaspora sang Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Vande Mataram and greeted PM Modi. The Prime Ministers will attend a community event in Sydney to honor Australia’s vibrant and diverse Indian diaspora, a key component of our multicultural community, during their visit, the statement continued.
Next level Relations Between India & Australia
The leaders will discuss trade and investment at their bilateral meeting, as well as efforts to increase trade between the two countries through a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement and work to strengthen people-to-people ties, renewable energy, and defense and security cooperation, according to the Australian government’s official statement.
In the meantime, Australian Prime Minister Albanese expressed excitement about traveling to India in September for the G20 Leaders’ Summit, the foremost gathering for international economic cooperation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described the relationship between India and Australia as having a high level of mutual confidence that has naturally led to increased cooperation over time, particularly in the areas of military and security. Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated in an exclusive interview with The Australian that he wants to take relations with Australia to the “next level,” which would entail closer defense ties to aid in the development of an “open and free” Indo-Pacific.
He added that he wants India and Australia to move forward to reach the “true potential” of deeper military and security ties. He added that India thinks that collective efforts are the only way to overcome these problems.
With his visit to Australia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s six-day trip to three countries to promote a peaceful, stable, and prosperous world comes to a conclusion. We have seen the strength of connection and cooperation during this three-nation visit from the crossroads of culture to the corridors of commerce, and from the diaspora’s embrace to the halls of diplomacy.