Pres Kovind advocates strengthening of ties between India, Australia

Melbourne: President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday pitched in favour of strengthening economic ties between India and Australia and advocated opening of new avenues in the food and industrial sectors.

President Kovind, after meeting Governor of Victoria, Linda Dessau at the Government House in Melbourne, said that both the countries have a pool of opportunities before them to invest and grow mutually.

“India and Australia share a warm, cordial and multifaceted relation. The strategic partnership has given new impetus to our ties. We have shared historic experiences, robust people to people ties and deep economic engagement. We have a world of opportunities before us, let us invest and innovate and write new roads for the digital economy and the technology script for food and the industrial revolution,” he said.

Speaking on the occasion, Dessau averred that Victoria has strong people to people connection with India and they look forward to further strengthen the bond.

“The fact the Victoria was the first state to have the trade investment office in India makes the bond strong. We have a great mutual interest in education biotechnology, food and fibre, agri-technolog and share a great interest in sports technology also,” she said.

The President landed in Melbourne earlier today for the final leg of his state visit to Australia. He will also deliver an address at the University of Melbourne later in the day.