Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, holds hands with his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese during an Indian community event at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia. (Photo: PTI)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met prominent Australian business leaders in Sydney on Tuesday and sought increased investments in India. He also met other renowned Australians as well.
In a statement, the Prime Minister’s office said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi met leading Australian industrialist and founder of Fortescue Metals Group and Fortescue Future Industries, Dr Andrew Forrest, in Sydney, Australia. The Prime Minister welcomed Fortescue Group’s plans to work with Indian firms in the field of green hydrogen.
Emphasizing India’s ambitious renewable energy plans, the Prime Minister highlighted the transformative reforms and initiatives being taken by India, such as the Green Hydrogen Mission. Dr. Forrest briefed the Prime Minister on his firm’s plans and projects in India."
"The Prime Minister met AustralianSuper’s chief executive officer Paul Schroder. Modi highlighted India’s credentials as one of the most preferred major economies for foreign investments in the world and invited AustralianSuper, a superannuation fund based in Melbourne, to partner with India," read another statement by the ministry of external affairs.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Hancock Prospecting Group’s executive chairman Gina Rinehart. He highlighted the transformative reforms and initiatives being undertaken in India and invited her to partner in technology, investment and skilling in the mining and minerals sector," the MEA stated.
It further said, "The Prime Minister met several prominent Australian personalities in separate meetings in Sydney today. These personalities include: Nobel laureate in Physics and vice-chancellor & president of Australian National University Professor Brian P. Schmidt, business specialist and accomplished speaker Mark Balla, aboriginal artist Danielle Mate Sullivan, international chef and TV show host Sarah Todd, Artificial Intelligence Institute, University of New South Wales chief scientist Professor Toby Walsh, sociologist and researched Salvatore Babones, and Australian singer Guy Theodore Sebastian, among others. The Prime Minister congratulated them on their achievements and encouraged them to contribute to strengthening the India-Australia relationship."