STATEMENT - Visit to India

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THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK

DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION

SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS & INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

MEMBER FOR SYDNEY

 

SENATOR LISA SINGH

SHADOW PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY FOR ENVIRONMENT, CLIMATE CHANGE AND WATER

LABOR SENATOR FOR TASMANIA

 

STATEMENT

 

VISIT TO INDIA

 

THURSDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER 2014

The Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development, Tanya Plibersek, and Senator Lisa Singh will travel to India next week.

Ms Plibersek and Senator Singh will meet with senior ministers, officials, academics, and non-government organisations.

India is one of Australia’s closest international partners and friends.

We cooperate on everything from education and research to defence and counter-terrorism.

And there are around 400,000 people of Indian ancestry living in Australia today who are significant contributors to our vibrant, successful multicultural society.

Australian Labor has a proud history of friendship with India stretching back as far as the Chifley Government’s close engagement with a newly independent India.

More recently, the Rudd and Gillard Labor Governments elevated the relationship to an official Strategic Partnership.

Ms Plibersek and Ms Singh will use their visit to strengthen and deepen the relationship between our two great nations.

 


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