Republic Day an opportunity to celebrate India’s extraordinary success: Australian PM

New Delhi, Jan 26 (UNI) Australian Prime Minister M Anthony Albanese on Friday described India’s 75th Republic Day as an opportunity to celebrate the nation’s extraordinary success across more than seven decades of independence and said the two countries have never been closer.In a message, Albanese said: “Since Independence, India has drawn on the vitality and diligence of its people to build a modern nation defined by innovation and success”.Albanese also referred to January 26 being the official national day of Australia.

“On our shared national days, we also have an opportunity to celebrate the depth of our friendship. Australia and India have never been closer,” he wrote.

He said the bonds between the two nations are lifelong and intergenerational, built on the” deep and enduring links between our people”.

Calling the Indian diaspora in Australia the lifeblood of the friendship between the two countries, the Prime Minister said, “As we together honour and cherish the region we call home, we are united in advancing and preserving an open, inclusive, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific”.

He concluded the note by saying “I’m delighted to send my congratulations to all who celebrate the great achievements of the Republic of India”.

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