Prime Minister Modi congratulates new Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese

New Delhi [India]May 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Australia’s Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese on his party’s victory in the country’s federal election, making him Australia’s prime minister-elect. .

Prime Minister Modi said he hopes to work towards the shared interest between India and Australia in the Indo-Pacific region.

“Congratulations @AlboMP on the victory of the Australian Labor Party and your election as Prime Minister! I look forward to working to further strengthen our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and shared priorities in the Indo-Pacific region.” PM Modi tweeted.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation projected on Saturday night that Labor will form a government for the first time since 2013, with Anthony Albanese as the country’s 31st prime minister.

Anthony Albanese thanked people for voting for him. “Thank you Australia,” he tweeted. “Tonight, the Australian people have voted for change,” he added.

Australia’s Conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison conceded electoral defeat in national elections on Saturday.

On Twitter today, the high commissioner said that Anthony Albanese had traveled to New Delhi as a backpacker in 1991 and led a parliamentary delegation in 2018.

“Australia’s Prime Minister-elect @AlboMP is no stranger to India, having traveled the country as a backpacker in 1991 and led a parliamentary delegation in 2018. During the campaign, he pledged to deepen the economic, strategic and people-to-people between India and Australia links,” he said.

Speaking to supporters, Morrisson said: “Tonight I spoke to the Leader of the Opposition and the incoming Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, and congratulated him on his election victory.” party. The result marks the end of the coalition’s nearly nine years in power and Morrison’s tenure as prime minister. Morrison became prime minister in 2018.

Meanwhile, at the upcoming Quad Summit in Japan on May 24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to hold a bilateral meeting with his new Australian counterpart. Albanese has confirmed that he too will attend the Quad summit in Japan next week.

Addressing the special Foreign Ministry briefing, Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra said, “In their (India-Australia) interaction, the two leaders will review the India-Australia comprehensive strategic partnership and exchange points of view on regional and global developments of mutual interest.” (AND ME)

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