FM Arun Jaitley meets Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull, talks trade

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday met Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as he highlighted the potential of the Indian economy to grow beyond the current rate of 7.6 percent and the large scope for higher economic exchanges between the two nations.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 31, 2016, 09:50 AM IST
FM Arun Jaitley meets Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull, talks trade

Melbourne: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday met Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as he highlighted the potential of the Indian economy to grow beyond the current rate of 7.6 percent and the large scope for higher economic exchanges between the two nations.

During the meeting in Canberra, Turnbull expressed interest in cooperating with India in renewable energy sector where Australia has expertise.

Jaitley also extended an invitation to Turnbull to visit India. The Finance Minister also met his Australian counterpart Mathias Cormann at a luncheon meet.

Jaitley reached the Australian capital this morning after a two-day stay in Sydney where he inaugurated the 'Make in India' conference.

The Finance Minister is scheduled to?address the K R Narayanan Oration series for this year?at the Australian National University (ANU) later today.

Jaitley's speech?would review the potential of the government's?policy initiatives?to stimulate financial inclusion and reduce poverty and create job opportunities through people's enhanced participation.

In the evening, Jaitley would also?be attending a special reception organised by the?Canberra-based?Indian High Commission to?be attended by Indian community leaders from several Australian cities.