New Delhi: President Droupadi Murmu expressed confidence Friday that the Australian government will take all necessary steps to provide a safe and positive environment to the Indian community there. The remarks of Droupadi Murmu came during an interaction with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. Murmu referred to reports of attacks on temples in Australia over the past few weeks.
Murmu welcomed Anthony Albanese and his delegation to the Rashtrapati Bhavan here. “The Indian community in Australia is known for being hardworking and peace-loving, with entrepreneurial skills. So it is expected that they will be protected and looked after,” Murmu said.
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The President expressed confidence that the ‘Australian government would take all necessary steps to provide a safe, secure and positive environment to the Indian community in Australia’, according to a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Murmu said India and Australia enjoy a very friendly relationship. “The comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries has given a boost to the bilateral engagements,” President Murmu said. She expressed confidence that this visit would instil greater momentum in the India-Australia ties.
The president was happy to note the growing defence cooperation and deepening institutional engagements between India and Australia, according to the statement.
“Both countries should continue their practical cooperation in the emerging areas of critical minerals, new and renewable energy, cyber diplomacy and innovation,” Murmu said.
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