The Australian Prime Minister took to Twitter on Saturday to share a cheerful selfie with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi — a fellow world leader attending the G20 summit in Osaka.
‘Kithana acha he Modi!’ Morrison wrote in Hindi, which means “how good is Modi?”.
Indian PM Modi replied in Aussie style – “Mate, I’m stoked about the energy of our bilateral relationship!”
This relationship could be a key to a successful Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership deal of 15 countries in our region – big step forward.
The personal connections of leaders can go a long way to overcome bureaucratic hurdles. Long may their relationship flourish!!
Author: Stephen Manallack
Former President, Australia India Business Council, Victoria and Author, You Can Communicate; Riding the Elephant; Soft Skills for a Flat World (published by Tata McGraw-Hill INDIA); Communicating Your Personal Brand.
Director, EastWest Academy Pty Ltd and Trainer/Speaker/Mentor in Leadership, Communication and Cross Cultural Communication.
Passionate campaigner for closer western relations with India.
Stephen Manallack is a specialist on “Doing Business with India” and advisor/trainer on “Cross-Cultural Understanding”. He is a Director of EastWest Academy Pty Ltd which provides strategic advice and counsel regarding business relations with India.
A regular speaker in India on leadership and global communication, his most recent speaking tour included a speech to students of the elite Indian university, Amity University, in Noida. He also spoke at a major Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) global summit, the PR Consultants Association of India in Delhi, the Symbiosis University in Pune and Cross-Cultural Training for Sundaram Business Services in Chennai. He has visited India on business missions on 10 occasions and led three major trade missions there. He provides cross-cultural training – Asia and the west.
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Under Modi.2.0, one of the priority is Agriculture: India should therefore immediately fast track research collaborations with ACIAR – an Australian Government statutory authority that operates as part of Australia’s aid program within the portfolio of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It was established in 1982 to assist and encourage Australia’s agricultural scientists to use their skills for the benefit of developing countries but also to work to resolve Australia’s own agricultural problems. Their exceptionally strong and high end agricultural research methodology (ACIAR’s agricultural research for development (R4D)) has proven to be a highly effective route to aid the goals of enhanced prosperity and reduced poverty in partner developing countries. Such initiatives contribute directly to regional peace and security. Economic prosperity in partner developing countries also has significant spill over benefits for Australia. This will therefore assist in furthering bilateral cooperation between India and Australia in the agriculture sector as well.