Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese will be visiting India. He will arrive in Ahmedabad tomorrow and join in the Holi celebrations. He is scheduled to watch the India-Australia cricket test match along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He is slated to visit Mumbai after this to engage with the business community and later proceed to Delhi for bilateral talks. He will be accompanied by the Trade and Tourism Minister Don Farrell, Resources Minister Madeleine King and a delegation of 27 business leaders from sectors ranging from banking to mining.
This visit is expected to strengthen the ties between the two countries, especially economic and strategic cooperation particularly in the Indo-Pacific region.
The India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA) came into force on December 29, 2022. Under this agreement, Australia was to offer zero-duty access to India for about 96.4 percent of exports from the day the agreement was enforced.