Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday hailed the friendship ties with India ahead of 74th Independence of the country on August 15. He used Hindi words to describe the friendship with India when he said that it is founded upon ‘bharosa’ (trust) and ‘samman’ (respect).
“The deep friendship between Australia and India is about more than trade and diplomacy. Founded on bharosa (trust) and samman (respect) – it is a friendship with depth, and marked by democracy, defence cooperation, diaspora and dosti (mateship),” said Morrison.
” As a longstanding friend of India, Australia joins wholeheartedly in its celebration of independence and extends our warm congratulations to the people of India,” he further said.
“We know people are the living bridge between our countries: as students, skilled workers, or joining family, people of Indian heritage have enriched this country. India is now our biggest source of migrants and their presence has contributed to Australia becoming the most successful multicultural nation on earth,” Morrison wrote in his message to India.
“It is because of our shared values, interests and objectives that Prime Minister Modi and I announced the historic elevation of bilateral relations to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in June this year,” he said.
“Our partnership is geared for the common good of our region and the global community and this will be critical as we work to overcome the health, social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,” he added.