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Prime Minister of Australia on India and Indonesia visit

Sydney: Prime Minister of Australia The Hon Mr. Tony Abbott MP is traveling to India and Malaysia from 4 to 6 September. He said on the occasion that:  "on my first visit to India as Prime Minister, I will visit New Delhi and India’s financial capital, Mumbai, to strengthen the strategic partnership between our two countries. Australia and India have strong and growing economic and trade ties. India is Australia's fifth largest export market, with total exports of $11.4 billion, and there is potential for further cooperation in resources, science, technology and education." Australian Prime Minister Mr. Tony Abbott will be meeting great cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. With the ICC World Cup scheduled to be held in Australia and New Zealand in February-March, next year, the government in Australia is trying their best to promote the country from the perspective of travel and tourism. Don Bradman Foundation also wants to organize the 'Don Bradman Memorabilia' exhibition in India in 2015. The exhibits would include the first bat used in a Test match by Sir Don, including some of the cricket gears used by him. India is exploring a possibility to have an exhibition in India next year, particularly at Kolkata's Victoria Memorial. The Governor of Maharashtra CH. Vidyasagar Rao will meet the Prime Minster of Australia Mr. Tony Abbott at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai. He added that my visit will be an opportunity to engage with Prime Minister Modi early in the term of his government to increase bilateral cooperation to advance our mutual interests. I will also meet other senior political leaders, including the President. The visit will be an opportunity to promote trade and investment and promote our G20 objectives ahead of the Brisbane summit in November. I will be accompanied on my visit to India by a group of senior business leaders. The delegation reflects the breadth of Australian commercial interests in India and showcases opportunities for further business partnerships. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will be meeting iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. With the ICC World Cup scheduled to be held in Australia and New Zealand in February-March, next year, the government in Australia is trying their best to promote the country from the perspective of travel and tourism. Don Bradman Foundation also wants to organize the 'Don Bradman Memorabilia' exhibition in India in 2015. The exhibits would include the first bat used in a Test match by Sir Don, including some of the cricket gears used by him. India is exploring a possibility to have an exhibition in India next year, particularly at Kolkata's Victoria Memorial. Following my visit to India, I will travel to Malaysia for talks with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.  Australia’s defence ties with Malaysia are amongst our closest in South East Asia and we feel a deep connection to Malaysia given shared experiences arising from the MH370 and MH17 disasters. Our trade has grown year-on-year, with two-way trade last year worth almost $18 billion. Hundreds of thousands of Malaysians have studied in Australia and we will soon see more Australians travelling the other way when Malaysia joins the New Colombo Plan in 2015.

About Sanjay Trivedi

Sanjay Trivedi is honorary editor of Asia Times. He is senior Indian Journalist having vast experience of 25 years. He worked in Janmabhoomi, Vyapar, Divya Bhaskar etc. newspapers and TV9 Channel as well as www.news4education.com. He also served as Media Officer in Gujarat Technological University.

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