Australia is India’s key partner for security in Indo-Pacific region: External Affairs Minister Jaishankar2 min read
India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is on a two-day visit to Australia.
Australia is an important partner of India for security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
S Jaishankar said this while addressing the Indian community in Australia.
Sydney, Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Wednesday that Australia is India’s key partner for security and stability in the Indo-Pacific and working together will ensure that the region remains free, free, stable and prosperous. Jaishankar, who is on a two-day visit to Australia, while addressing the Indian community said that he has spent some of his time with the Australian Army. The External Affairs Minister further said that they are a very important partner for us today in terms of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific. These major changes in our relationship are evident from the fact that both countries are members in the Quad framework and are working together in many ways. In order to ensure that the region remains free, free, stable and prosperous.
He further said that I have seen last year also how much progress we have made within a few weeks. We conducted two important military exercises in Australia in which the Indian Army took part. Jaishankar said that perception, the relevance of each country to each other and the shared ability of two countries to contribute to the betterment of the region have become important factors in relations today.
It is to be known that America, India and many other powers of the world are talking about the need to ensure that the Indo-Pacific is free, free and prosperous. This is happening in the backdrop of China’s increasing military aggression in the region.
China claims almost the entire area of the disputed South China Sea. Although Taiwan, Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam also claim its parts. China has established artificial islands and military installations in the South China Sea.
S Jaishankar further said that now, overall one thing I want to tell you is that both the countries have recognized the strength of our relationship in many ways and started taking it very seriously. The External Affairs Minister also discussed about the India Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement.
He said that I want to tell you that the process of adopting ECTA is actually going on. We are confident that by the end of this year or early next year, we will be in a position to introduce a new economic framework. This will be helpful in taking our cooperation forward to the fullest potential.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : October 12, 2022, 14:58 IST