Australia PM Anthony Albanese welcomed in Ahmedabad with Holi colors; Check highlights of his India visit

Anthony Albanese, the Australian prime minister, quoted that “Holi’s message of renewal through the triumph of good over evil is an enduring reminder for all of us.”

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel greeted the Australian Prime Minister, who would be in India from March 8 to 11.

After his arrival in India, the Australian Prime Minister tweeted: “An incredible welcome to Ahmedabad, India. The beginning of an important trip for Australia-India relations.”


Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Wednesday that India excitedly anticipates the visit of the Australian Prime Minister before Albanese arrived in India. PM Modi said he anticipates fruitful discussions to advance bilateral ties between India and Australia.

The Australian Prime Minister’s visit takes place months after the Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA), an interim trade agreement, entered into force and the two countries moved closer together as part of the strategic Quad initiative.

“Holi’s message of renewal through the triumph of good over evil is an enduring reminder for all of us. No matter what your faith is or where you’ve come from, we celebrate and value what unites us,” Mr. Albanese stated.

Before leaving for India, Mr. Albanese told a radio station that he had spent six weeks backpacking across India in 1991 and was accustomed to spicy food.

Leaders assess the status of several activities under the India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership at the Annual Summit.

The summit paves the door for new initiatives and improved cooperation between India and Australia in a variety of industries. According to the press statement, the Summit was first conducted virtually on June 4, 2020.

The trip follows many high-level meetings and a ministerial visitation exchange between the two nations in 2022 and 2023. Malcolm Turnbull, the current prime minister of Australia, last travelled to India in 2017.