Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday had a telephonic conversation with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, to discuss coronavirus and domestic response strategies being adopted by their respective Governments. Meanwhile, they have agreed on the importance of bilateral experience-sharing in the context of a coronavirus crisis.
Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi conveyed that the Government of India stands ready to provide necessary facilitation and support to any Australian citizen stranded in India due to travel restrictions. Likewise, PM Scott Morrison assured that the Indian community in Australia would continue to be valued as a vibrant part of Australian society.
Earlier on Sunday, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal had appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue of welfare of Indian students who are facing problems in Australia due to lockdown with his Australian counterpart.
The SAD President has also approached the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and expressed shock and dismay at his recent statement asking international students to go back home.
Giving a message to the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Sukhbir Singh Badal said that the students who were currently facing problems in Australia had paid the fee to colleges there and were contributing to the Australian economy.