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Australia-India Leadership Dialogue



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SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONG LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE SHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT LABOR SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

CHRIS BOWEN MP SHADOW TREASURER MEMBER FOR MCMAHON

AUSTRALIA-INDIA LEADERSHIP DIALOGUE

We will visit India in coming days as members of the Australian delegation to the inaugural Australia-India Leadership Dialogue.

The Australia-India Leadership Dialogue aims to strengthen the bilateral relationship between Australia and India and includes representatives from business, government and non-government organisations.

Australia and India have many shared interests in the Indo-Pacific, and strong and enduring people-to-people links.

More than 400,000 people of Indian heritage call Australia home.

India is Australia’s twelfth largest trading partner and fifth largest export market, with Australia’s goods exports to India totalling $9.5 billion in 2013.

India is now the fastest growing major economy in the word.

Labor has recognised the importance of Australia’s relationship with India since Ben Chifley led our party and the nation.

In 2009 the former Labor Government strengthened Australia’s relationship with India by entering into a new Strategic Partnership.

Together with delegation members Senator Lisa Singh and Gai Brodtmann MP we look forward to renewing and strengthening the ties between our two nations.

SATURDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2014