The Indian prime minister said the move will be made to fulfill the long-pending demand by the diaspora.
By: Shubham Ghosh
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (23) announced that India will open a consulate in Brisbane to fulfill the long-pending demand by the diaspora.
He made the announcement while addressing a packed stadium at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena. The event was also attended by his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese.
“An absolute delight connecting with Indian diaspora at community programme,” Modi said.
An absolute delight connecting with the Indian diaspora at the community programme in Sydney! https://t.co/OC4P3VWRhi
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 23, 2023
Modi thanked his Australian counterpart for supporting him in unveiling foundation stone of ‘Little India’, a suburb of Sydney.
The announcement to declare Harris Park as ‘Little India’ was made by Australian Prime Minister Albanese as he welcomed Modi at the community event.
Harris Park is a hub in Western Sydney where the Indian community celebrates festivals and events such as 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.