Australian PM assures Indian PM Modi
Modi-Albanese (Credit : Hindustan Times)
Sydney (Australia) – There have been multiple instances of attacks on Hindu temples in Australia since last few months. PM Narendra Modi discussed this issue with Australian PM Anthony Albanese. Post their discussion, PM Modi, in the joint address said, ‘We will not accept any elements that harm the friendly and warm ties between the India-Australia relationship by their action or thoughts. PM Albanese assured me today once again that he will take strict actions against such elements in the future also’. On the last day of PM Modi’s Australia visit, PM Modi and Australian PM Albanese had a bilateral discussion, followed by the joint address. Modi thanked Albanese for taking action on culprits involved in earlier temple attacks.
PM Albanese said during the joint address, ‘Australia will open its consulate in Bengaluru. This will help in connecting the country’s businesses to India’s booming digital and innovation ecosystem. India will host G20 summit in September 2023. I will get a chance to meet PM Modi again. I want both the countries to further their ties in business and technology as well, which has not happened so far’.
When the Hindu temples were attacked in Australia earlier, Australian Government assured to stop them but the attacks continued. Hence, Hindus are doubtful of such assurances from the Australian Government.