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Australia, India sign new migration agreement in Sydney

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese met Narendra Modi, his Indian counterpart, in Sydney on Wednesday, May 24, to discuss regional security and economic ties, and signed a migration deal to boost Indian student and business travel to Australia.

Albanese and Modi said the two Quad nations discussed trade, migration, renewable energy, and established a hydrogen task force to expand cooperation on clean energy.

Australia and India are working more closely together to boost renewable energy in both our countries.

— Anthony Albanese (@AlboMP) May 24, 2023
Modi told reporters they also talked about taking the Australia-India comprehensive strategic partnership to “greater heights in the next decade.”

The migration and mobility agreement signed today will help our people. We also had the opportunity to discuss global issues including India’s work in the G-20 Presidency.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 24, 2023
Australia, whose largest trading partner is China, is seeking to diversify its export markets, including forging closer trade ties with India through increased cooperation on mining and critical minerals.

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