Australian PM Scott Morrison wishes India on Independence Day, says ‘our friendship founded on trust’

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison extended “warm congratulations to the people of India” ahead of the country’s Independence Day on August 15. In his message, Morrison highlighted the “elevation of bilateral relations to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership” between India and Australia.

“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,” Morrison said in his message.

“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),” he further said in the message.

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