Australian PM Malcom Turnbull to arrive in New Delhi today


For India, Malcolm Turnbull's visit is an opportunity to step up economic engagement, stress its vantage point in the Indo-Pacific region, besides the importance of dealing with a democratic nation at a time of global flux.

After holding delegation-level bilateral talks, the two heads of state arrived at Mandi House metro station on the Delhi metro's Blue Line to hop a ride.

The prime minister and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi signed new agreements for co-operating on combating terrorism and transnational crime, and civil aviation security at their formal meeting in New Delhi on Monday.

The two leaders also directed their officials to hold an early round of negotiations on a comprehensive economic cooperation agreement (CECA), several rounds of negotiations for which have already taken place without a breakthrough.

"Prime Minister Modi has an ambitious reform agenda".

In September 2014, India and Australia signed a Civil Nuclear Agreement for Australian supply of uranium to India.

Welcoming the Australian Prime Minister to India, the President said India values its growing cooperation with Australia.

"Both countries remain strongly committed to the breadth of their defence ties, including through ongoing annual staff talks for army, navy and air forces", it stated.

"I am delighted to welcome you on your first ever visit to India". "Just last month, we witnessed a thrilling conclusion to the Border-Gavaskar trophy", Modi said.

Australias Minister for Education & Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, made the announcement here and said the programme would also look at scaling up the number of apprentices in India.

Australia wishes to export uranium to India "as soon as possible", Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said today.

The visiting dignitary was accorded a ceremonial reception at the forecourts of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Besides, the "International Trainers & Assessors Training Courses" was also launched by the two Ministers as a joint initiative between Government of Australia and MSDE-National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).



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