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Prime Minister of Australia

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

Remarks at the Ceremonial Welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan

10 April 2017

New Delhi, India

Prime Minister



Our ties are strong and will be stronger because of this visit.

Prime Minister Modi is leading this most remarkable nation on an extraordinary journey of growth and development.

The achievements of India are the admiration of the world.

We in Australia look forward to working even more closely than we have done in the past. 

We are bound together, ties of history, our values but above all of people.

So many people over so many years – half a million Australians of Indian background.

So our countries are tied together, tied together with a shared destiny and we look forward, Prime Minister and I, to making that even stronger on this visit.