AIBC welcomes announcement to establish Indian Consulate in Brisbane 

24 May 2023

The Australia India Business Council (AIBC) has welcomed the announcement by Indian  Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to establish an Indian consulate in Brisbane, the Queensland  capital. The announcement was made by the Honourable Prime Minister Modi while  addressing a diaspora event at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, which was also attended  by his Australian counterpart, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.  

“We are delighted with this announcement by the Indian Prime Minister. It underscores the  significance of the growing Indian diaspora in Brisbane and is also a recognition of the  importance of Queensland in the emerging bilateral relationship, said Dr Nik Senapati,  President of AIBC’s Queensland Chapter.  

AIBC acknowledges Ms Archana Singh, India’s Honorary Consul General in Brisbane, who  has provided exemplary service to the diaspora community and has been a tremendous support to AIBC. 

AIBC also congratulates the Queensland government for their commitment to the bilateral  relationship. Queensland’s exports to India are currently greater than any other Australian  state.  

AIBC has consistently supported the need for setting up a dedicated Consulate in Brisbane,  given the needs of the rapidly expanding Indian diaspora in the area.  

India currently has a High Commission in Canberra, with Consulates in Sydney, Melbourne  and Perth and an Honorary Consulate in Brisbane. The new Indian Consulate in Brisbane  will be the fourth consular office in Australia. 

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