PA/03/18 9 March 2018
The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia to visit India
Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Ms Harinder Sidhu, has welcomed the announcement of the visit to India by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret'd), from 10 to 14 March 2018.
The Governor-General is visiting India to represent Australia at the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Founding Conference in New Delhi.
“Australia congratulates India and France on their leadership in establishing the ISA,” Ms Sidhu said.
“As one of the 26 founding members of the ISA, Australia is looking forward to sharing its expertise in solar technologies and research globally. Australia’s participation adds a new dimension to the already thriving Australia-India relationship.”
During the Summit, the Governor-General will meet with the Prime Minister, the Honourable Mr Narendra Modi, and the President of the French Republic, His Excellency Mr Emmanuel Macron.
As part of a broader bilateral visit after the Summit, the Governor-General will meet with business leaders in New Delhi and Chennai, address educational institutions with Australian links, view an Australian-funded aid project in Nizamuddin Basti, officially open an ANZAC Centenary exhibition, and visit an Indian Coast Guard vessel which is playing a role in enhancing regional security.
Link to the Prime Minister’s official announcement: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/governor-general-lead-australian-representation-international-solar-alliance-founding