PM Modi Raises Temple Attack Issue With Australian PM; Says it’s ‘Matter of Regret’

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday raised the issue of attacks on Hindu temples by Khalistani elements, during his discussions with Australian PM Anthony Albanese.

Later PM Modi said the Australian PM has assured the safety of the Indian community following the incidents of vandalism in temples.

While addressing a joint press conference with Anthony Albanese, PM Modi said, “Matter of regret that reports have come regularly from Australia in the last few weeks about attacks on temples. I have conveyed this to PM Albanese and he has assured me that the safety and well-being of the Indian community in Australia is a priority for them.”

Both leaders during their talks focused on boosting overall bilateral engagement in areas of trade and investment, defence and critical minerals.

“We discussed maritime security in the Indo-Pacific and ways to enhance mutual security. We discussed mutual cooperation to develop reliable, strong global supply chains,” PM Modi said.

It is the first visit of Albanese to India after he became the prime minister in May last year. “Australia and India are great friends. We are partners and we are building that partnership even stronger each and every day,” Albanese said after he was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning.

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