HE the Hon. Malcolm
Turnbull, MP the Prime Minister of Australia called on President of
India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at RashtrapatiBhavan yesterday (April 10,
Welcoming the Australian Prime Minister to India, the President said
India values its growing cooperation with Australia. Bilateral relations
between India and Australia have become multi-faceted and grown
considerably in the last few years. Our fruitful cooperation in
multilateral fora reflects the growing mutual understanding and closer
cooperation between the two countries.
The President said it is a matter of satisfaction that our people have a
regular dialogue on the challenges of terrorism. India has been
consistent in its position that terrorism cannot be justified under any
circumstances and that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations
needs to be rooted out by urgent and comprehensive action by peace
loving nations in all parts of the world.
The President said India could be an attractive option for long term
investment. The ‘Make in India Conference’ and ‘Invest in India
Conference’ programmes have been designed for enhancing economic
cooperation and investments.
The President said India is keen to ramp up the nuclear energy component
of our total energy mix plans as part of our efforts to enhance the use
of clean energy and save fossil fuels. India sees a key role for
Australian uranium supplies in this process. India appreciates
Australia’s efforts in this direction.
The President said there are more than 60,000 Indian students studying
in Australia. There is huge potential for cooperation in the education
sector. Our institutional frameworks have the potential to broaden
bilateral cooperation in this sector.