Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

“India is an essential part of the balancing equation for Australia”: Australian envoy

Australian High Commissioner to India Philip Green OAM on Monday termed India an “indispensable part of the balancing equation for Australia”, saying the trajectory of India’s economy is something that many Canberra companies and the government want to be closely involved with. . ,

Speaking at “Diplomat Diaries”, an event organized by the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, Green lauded India’s economy.

Emphasizing that Australia has a very promising bilateral relationship with India, Green said, “I have said that India is an essential part of the balancing equation for Australia. I have said that the trajectory of your economy is something that many of our companies and our governments want to be closely involved with.

He further said that there are about one million Indian people living in Australia.

“I don’t say it harshly, but there is a third driver here, and that is now the almost one million people of Indian origin who live in Australia, about 4 per cent of our population….” He said.

Green reiterated the Australian Foreign Ministry’s statement on the allegations made by the US and Canada.

“The first thing to say is that at the time these allegations first emerged, my Secretary of State and my department made some statements about our position on this,” he said.

“We have not changed our view about the rule of law and sovereignty for a country like Australia,” Green stressed.

Highlighting the Indo-Pacific, he said, “Although the world is grappling with security challenges at the moment, whether it’s large-scale land wars in Europe or devastating conflicts and terrorism in the Middle East, and although Australia’s focus on those Is… The main thing I want to highlight to you is that Australia’s focus on the Indo-Pacific has never been so holistic. And so I think this is a set of talks called “diplomatic diaries.” goes.

He said Australia’s diary is full of the Indo-Pacific and although “you can chart on a graph the level of Australian involvement in our region against the world over the period of the last 30 years….”

“Even though our foreign security policies have steadily increased our focus on the Indo-Pacific, or as we used to call it, the Asia Pacific, we are now certainly at a new high,” Green said.

The Australian ambassador said he is extremely optimistic about the economic future of his region and “what it could mean for our businesses, for Australians who want to travel, for humanizing experiences with other people in our region.” For.”

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