Bengaluru, June 1 (). Australian High Commissioner to India Barry O’Farrell met Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday and discussed various issues. This information was given in an official statement.
In the meeting of the High Commissioner and the Chief Minister, it was decided to strengthen ties between Karnataka and Australia in information technology, education and other fields.
Siddaramaiah expressed happiness over the prospect of opening of the Australian Consulate in Bengaluru in a few days.
The Chief Minister said that Karnataka has made a lot of progress in the field of technology and education, adding that the state is keen to partner with Australia in various fields.
Australian Consul General to South India Sarah Kirlew, Deputy Consul General Hyung-Min Kim, who is the designated Deputy Consul General of the consulate to be established in Bengaluru. Additional Chief Secretary, IT & BT, Dr. E.V. Ramana Reddy and other officers were present.