CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia’s next priority is to conclude a comprehensive trade partnership deal with India, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Tuesday during a state visit to Canberra by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Australia on Monday finalised a landmark free trade deal with China more than ten years in the making.
“We want to go further and that’s why the next priority for Australia is a comprehensive economic partnership agreement with India,” Abbott said.
“If I may say so, this is a moment in time. This is the time to get this done.”
Additional reporting by Jane Wardell in Sydney; Editing by Diane Craft