India, Australia decide to boosting strategic ties as their diplomats and protection chiefs maintain talks
NEW DELHI — India and Australia on Tuesday mentioned they have been dedicated to boosting financial and strategic ties, as their high diplomats shared issues over China, regional safety and the Israel–Hamas struggle.
“For both of us, China is our biggest trading partner. For both of us, China is our biggest security anxiety,” Marles mentioned.
After Canberra angered Beijing in 2018 by banning Chinese telecommunications big Huawei from rolling out the nation’s 5G, financial ties have improved since Australia voted in a center-left authorities in 2022. But they proceed to compete over affect within the Asia-Pacific.
For India, a yearslong navy standoff alongside the shared however disputed border with China has exacerbated tensions and introduced ties to a historic low.
Wong said she shared India’s view and added the humanitarian scenario in Gaza was dire. She additionally highlighted the necessity for “Israel to observe in its actions international law, including the protection of civilians”.
Associated Press author Rod McGuirk in Canberra, Australia, contributed to this report.
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