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Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull arrives in New Delhi on a 4-day visit


Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrived in New Delhi this evening on a four-day visit to India. Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy received him at Palam Airport. Co-operation in renewable energy, clean coal and bio-fuels is high on the agenda of the visit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold delegation-level talks with the visiting dignitary tomorrow, during which they will discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations. A number of MoUs and agreements are also to be firmed up in the areas of Security, Environment, Sports, Science and Technology and Health.
A high-powered delegation from the education sector is accompanying Mr Turnbull.
On Tuesday, the Australian leader will visit Mumbai where he will attend several events including an interaction with key business leaders and an energy round-table.
This is the first visit of Malcolm Turnbull to India. Mr Turnbull and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have had substantive meetings on the margins of the G-20 in Antalya in 2015 and in Hangzhou in 2016. India-Australia relations cover a very wide canvas- stretching from defence and security cooperation to environment, water management, sports, energy and education. Both sides see vast potential in economic and commercial engagement, and Australia has invested about 7 billion US Dollars in India. There is an Indian community of nearly 4, 50,000 in Australia. India is the third largest source of immigrants for the country and around 46000 students are currently studying in Australia.


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