PM Modi takes up the issue of attacks on temples with Australian counterpart Albanese in a joint press meet
On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue of incidents of attacks on temples by Khalistani elements in Australia with his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese. Modi raised the issue during bilateral talks between the two leaders.
“It is a matter of regret that reports of attacks on temples have come regularly from Australia over the past few weeks. It is natural that such news worries everyone in India, disturbs our mind,” Modi said during a joint press briefing with Albanese after bilateral discussions.
Addressing the joint press meet with PM @AlboMP. https://t.co/dsbdtzKsEG
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 10, 2023
“I conveyed these feelings and concerns to Prime Minister Albanese and he has assured me that the safety of the Indian community is of special priority for him. Our teams will be in regular contact on this matter, and will cooperate as much as possible,” Modi added.
PM Modi also said he discussed maritime security in the Indo-Pacific and ways to enhance mutual security with his Australian counterpart. “We discussed mutual cooperation to develop reliable and strong global supply chains,” Modi said.
Modi said both sides are working on a comprehensive economic agreement. “In the field of defence, we have made remarkable agreements in the last few years, including logistics support for each other’s militaries,” Modi said.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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