President Kovind’s visit is a historic occasion, the first ever state visit to Australia by an Indian President.
During his visit, the President will have the opportunity to engage with the Indian-Australian community, one of the largest in Australia, who make a valued contribution across all facets of Australian life.
Our two nations have deep economic, government and people-to-people ties. We are strong democracies and share a longstanding commitment to the rule of law.
India is a critical partner in the Indo-Pacific region and a strong economic contributor to Australia. In 2017, our trade relationship was worth more than $27 billion.
Australia and India are close strategic partners and I look forward to building on our relationship as it continues to grow in strength.
President Kovind and Mrs Kovind will travel to Sydney and Melbourne. Their visit follows a visit by the Governor-General, His Excellency General Sir Peter Cosgrove, and Lady Cosgrove to India in March.