Australia strengthening bilateral ties with India, Malaysia

“I will visit Malaysia and India this week to advance Australia’s bilateral relations and advance its interests for peaceful, stable, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region”, Senator Penny Wong, the Australian minister for foreign affairs.

She added that visit to Malaysia will reaffirm country’s Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’s common aims.

“I am eager to meet with the Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Minister of the Economy of the new Malaysian Government.”

These gatherings will be centered on strengthening our substantial economic and trade relations, our partnership in defense and regional security, and the deep bonds between our peoples.

In order to promote ASEAN’s essential contribution to regional peace and security, Australia is committed to cooperating with Malaysia.

I’m excited to meet my counterparts at the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in New Delhi, which will be my first trip to India as the foreign minister.

Australia warmly welcomes India’s ambitious, action-oriented G20 agenda, which is centered around the theme of “One Earth, One Family, One Future.” Australia also firmly supports India’s G20 Presidency.

I’m eager to collaborate with my counterparts on how to tackle today’s global issues, such as bolstering the multilateral system, ensuring the security of food and energy, and providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief.

I’ll also be in New Delhi for the 2023 Raisina Dialogue, the country’s preeminent platform for discussing the most pressing problems affecting our local and global communities.

With numerous high-level Ministerial visits taking place between Australia and India this year, it represents a significant turning point in our bilateral relationship.

Over the coming month, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Minister of Commerce and Tourism Don Farrell, and Minister of Resources Madeleine King will visit India. Later this year, when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the Quad Leaders’ summit, Australia looks forward to hosting him.

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