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Sydney Welcomes Modi, Thousands Keen to Attend India-Aus Unity Event

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday heads towards Sydney with his ambitious project “Make in India”, after attending the high profile G20 Summit in Australia. Allphones Arena in Sydney is all set to welcome the PM, who will attend the mega community event organised by Indian diaspora.

While leaving to Sydney, thanking Brisbane, Modi tweeted on his micro blogging site, “Thank you Brisbane. Leaving for Sydney. Looking forward to the Indian community programme.”

He added, “Met Australian & Indian businesspersons over breakfast. Talked about the immense investment opportunities India has to offer.”

After the popular Madison Square Garden community event held at New York, Modi is scheduled to meet the Indian diaspora today in Australia at the Allphones Arena at Olympic Park and will deliver a speech.

Modi is expected to speak about his ‘Make in India’ project at the event and is likely to invite Indo-australian businessmen to invest in the country. According to reports, the event is described as Indo-Aus Unity Event, where over 20,000 people are expected to attend the meeting. The Allphones Arena was built for the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Ahead of Modi’s Sydney visit, he met Australian businessmen today. He said during the meeting, "We (India) have made our policies transparent and predictable. We have made our procedures clearly defined and smooth."

Meanwhile, addressing at the meeting which was hosted by the Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, Modi has mentioned that Queensland can be an important partner in India’s development. Speaking good governance is the starting point of change, Modi said his government is focused on eliminating unnecessary laws and regulations, making processes easier and shorter, ensuring that other government is more transparent.

Meanwhile, during the Summit, Modi has raised his voice against tackling the issue of black money and has called for close coordination of unaccounted money kept abroad to address the challenge posed by the same. However, the G20 summit has backed Modi’s voice against the issue.

Amid, tweets in PMO’s micro blogging site say on Sunday, "Looks like it’s gonna be India day in Sydney tomorrow." The spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry Syed Akbaruddin has tweeted, "Enthusiasm builds in Sydney. Even before PM ends Brisbane leg, excitement builds up at Sydney event.”

Meanwhile, a special train “Modi Express” was flagged off on Sunday to carry passengers from Melbourne to Sydney, who will attend Modi’s lecture at Olympic Park.

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