“Wishing my pricey good friend @narendramodi, the folks of India and our Australian Indian group, a joyous Independence Day. We cherish our shut partnership with India, constructed on belief, respect and shared values. Glad Independence Day,” he tweeted.
“Our relationship, our complete strategic partnership, is an Indo-Pacific partnership, working for openness, freedom, prosperity and advancing the widespread good of the Indo-Pacific area,” he stated.
Morrison stated that shared values of respect, duty and the rule of regulation are the foundations of the nice friendship between the 2 nations, “one thing I share after all along with your Prime Minister who is a good associate within the necessary work that we’re doing within the area and all all over the world.”
He stated that Indians have constructed great lives in Australia and in flip they’ve given a lot to the nation when it comes to language, historical past, religion, tradition, music, arts and meals.
Morrison stated that India and Australia have stood firmly with one another within the unhappy instances of the pandemic.
He stated that India shared COVID-19 vaccination proper throughout the Indo-Pacific regardless of the challenges India is dealing with at residence and Australia joins with the identical sense of urgency and duty for the area.
Acknowledging that the Indian group in Australia has felt the extraordinary ache of separation through the pandemic, he appreciated the sacrifices made by the group to maintain Australia secure.
“We all know higher instances are forward and we are able to look ahead with hope and the important thing to that’s getting vaccinated. We’re making nice progress with our vaccination programme because it continues to extend in provide and factors of presence and I encourage you to go, you and your loved ones, to get vaccinated wherever you’re within the nation,” he stated.
He urged the folks in Australia to maintain the Independence Day celebrations subdued because of the COVID-19, notably in areas affected by lockdown.
“This 12 months, particularly within the capital cities, celebration of independence will after all be subdued, notably these areas affected by lockdown. Please do not collect collectively in family teams or something like that if you’re in a metropolis affected by lockdown, notably in Sydney.
“Please observe these guidelines. There might be a time when you possibly can come collectively at a a lot safer level of time the place one can rejoice such necessary milestones,” he stated.
“However we’ll come collectively on that day in spirit and we’ll reaffirm our friendship and honour the values that we share. I’m wanting ahead to our 2022 celebrations,” he stated.
Based on the Johns Hopkins College coronavirus knowledge, Australia has a complete variety of 39,097 COVID-19 instances and 958 deaths.