MoS Lekhi discusses gender issues with Australian Navy ratings


Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi, who is on a three-day visit to Australia, met with women sailors in the Australian Navy and discussed gender issues in the forces. In a tweet, Minister Lekhi wrote: “I had a great opportunity to meet with female marines from @Australian_Navy and discuss issues of gender equality in the forces, peace and security. They are inspiring people who are dedicated to advancing female leadership!

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Taking to Twitter, she appreciated their contribution to strengthening India-Australia strategic relationship. “Delighted to interact with the vibrant and enthusiastic Indian community in Sydney. Proud of their achievements in all walks of life and appreciating their contribution to strengthening the strategic relationship between India and Australia,” said Lekhi. [{bbdcfeb4-0716-4fb7-8084-73596e4e3fe7:intradmin/FZo4DH333AlaNH2022080813231020220808173434_YxHphDV.jpg}]

Meenakashi Lekhi is visiting Australia from August 7-9. In her earlier tweet, the Union Minister visited the National Gallery of Victoria here. various cultural heritages,” she said. Lekhi also met with Indigenous Affairs Minister Ben Franklin and discussed issues of mutual interest, including bilateral engagement in arts and culture. . Discussed issues of mutual interest, including the Indian community and bilateral engagement in the field of art and culture,” the minister tweeted. Australia is a key partner for India on many fronts. In the first week of July, Australia confirmed that it would commit 5.8 million Australian dollars (AUD) to the three-year India-Australia Critical Minerals Investment Partnership. India and Australia have agreed to build a stronger partnership in critical minerals that are crucial for clean energy technologies such as batteries, electric vehicles, as well as mobile phones and computers. India and Australia have strengthened their cooperation on the development of critical mining projects and supply chains. , rooted in a desire to reduce its economic dependence on the second largest economy in the world, China. The last official visit was to the Australian side when Defense Minister Richard Marles arrived in India on June 20 to boost defense and security cooperation between the two countries. (ANI)

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