Australia to establish new Consulate General in Bengaluru: PM Morrison

Australia’s new mission in Bengaluru would expand their diplomatic presence in India to five posts, says Morrison

Bengaluru, (UNI): Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a new Consulate General in the capital city of the state of Karnataka, today.

Soctt Morrison and Narendra Modi. Credit The Diplomat

While announcing Australia’s first-ever Blueprint for Critical Technologies at that event, Morrison stated that this points to the country’s firm commitment to shaping the development and adoption of critical technologies internationally, including by working with trusted partners like India.

Australian Prime Minister said,”There is much we can do with India in this area – some of which I have already touched on today, including as part of our Quad partnership,” he said at the inaugural Sydney Dialogue on emerging, critical and cyber technologies.

He also informed the forum that he will be speaking at the Bengaluru Tech Summit, India‘s biggest technology summit today.

“Bengaluru is the world’s fastest growing technology hub, of course we want to be part of it. It is home to a third of India’s unicorn companies,” he said at the inauguration of 2021 Bengaluru Tech Summit here.

The ties that bind India and Australia are indeed strong and abiding and Australia is looking forward to celebrating the 75th anniversary of India’s independence next year.

Australia will deepen its ties to India’s innovators, technologists and entrepreneurs, and also India’s governments at all levels.

While talking about India-Australia ties, Morrison said India is a major technology power and technology is at the forefront of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, which Prime Minister Modi and he signed last year.