Aus FM Payne announces Maitri initiatives, aimed at strengthening ties with India
After the meetings between visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar and Australian Foreign Affairs and Women Minister, Marise Payne, in Melbourne, Australia announced the launch of three ‘Maitri’ (friendship) initiatives, which will foster bilateral cooperation, understanding, and exchanges.
The Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne announced the ‘Maitri’ Scholarships Programme‘ under which it will provide over USD 11 million for four years to support Indian students to study in Australia’s world-leading universities.
During the joint press brief, the Australian Foreign Minister also announced a series of new initiatives to boost the education and cultural ties between Australia and India.
The $11.2 million Maitri Scholarships Programme will attract and support high-achieving Indian students to study at Australian universities.
The Australian High Commission in India said that this move will showcase Australia’s globally renowned academic and research institutions, particularly in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and health.
It further said that the $3.5 million Maitri Grants and Fellowships Programme will build links between our future leaders, supporting mid-career Australian and Indian professionals to collaborate on strategic research and shared priorities.
“The $6.1 million Australia-India Maitri Cultural Partnership will boost the role of creative industries in our economic and people-to-people ties. This partnership will also promote artistic talent and cultural exchanges in our two countries’ world-class visual and performing arts, literature, film, television, and music industries,” said the Australian High Commission in its statement.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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