Visit to Australia by the President of the Republic of India

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.

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