India will open a consulate in Brisbane, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Tuesday, to satisfy a long-standing desire from the diaspora.
At Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena, where the stadium was packed, Modi made the news. Anthony Albanese, his Australian counterpart, also attended the occasion.
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“An absolute delight connecting with Indian diaspora at community programme,” Modi said.
Modi praised his colleague in Australia for helping him lay the cornerstone for the Sydney district known as “Little India.”
As he welcomed Modi to the community function, Australian Prime Minister Albanese made the declaration designating Harris Park as “Little India.”
The Indian community in Western Sydney gathers in Harris Park to celebrate holidays and occasions like Diwali and Australia Day.
“Thank you my friend Anthony,” Modi said during the community event.
“I thank the premier of New South Wales, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the City of Parramatta and Councillors for this special honour,” he said.
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