Australia High Commissioner Barry O’ Farrell calls on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

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By ameya sathaye May 19, 2022 21:14

Australia High Commissioner Barry O’ Farrell calls on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal


New Delhi,  May 19 Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met the Australian High Commissioner to India, H.E. Barry O’ Farrell at the Delhi Secretariat today.
Delhi CM said, “We can take up exchange visits to learn better from each other’s work; we can also ink a twin-city agreement with an Australian city to formalise our exchange of knowledge. Delhi Government would like to hold dialogue and learn from Australian experts and explore partnerships as well to bolster the state’s infrastructure.
Barry O’ Farrel stated, “We would love to explore ways to strengthen our relationship with Delhi as much as possible.”The Australian High Commissioner and the Delhi CM discussed opportunities and areas of collaboration at length during their meeting and divulged into the possibility of exchange  of ideas between Delhi and Australian cities.

Arvind Kejriwal said, “The Delhi Government and Australian have already collaborated in several key areas. Most remarkably, our cooperation in the fields of water and education has proved to be very beneficial. The Delhi Government would love to see the collaboration in these areas get further strengthened. At the same time, we’d like to also explore new areas of knowledge exchange between the two governments. Vocational programmes is one such field where the Delhi Government is keen to collaborate with Australia in. We can take up exchange visits to learn better from each other’s work. We can also ink a twin-city agreement with an Australian city to formalise our exchange of knowledge. We already have several twin-city agreements with capital cities across the globe and can adopt something similar with Australia too.”

He added, “We aim to achieve the highest global standards in our infrastructure and roadworks in Delhi. We’d like to hold dialogue and learn from Australian experts of this field and explore partnerships as well. If possible, the Delhi Government would also be keen to collaborate in the field of pollution control with Australia too.”

While, Barry O’ Farrell said, “Such partnerships in the field of knowledge exchange can lead towards great results for both the governments. The Australian Government is actively collaborating with Indian cities. We would love to explore ways to strengthen our relationship with Delhi as much as possible.”

ameya sathaye
By ameya sathaye May 19, 2022 21:14