Critical Minerals, Mining and Resources delegation from India

AIBC co-hosted a welcome reception in Sydney for Mr Raosaheb Patil Danve, India’s Minister of State for Mines, Coal and Railways, along with the Consulate General of India. The visiting delegation also included government agencies such as NMDC Limited, and businesses across the mining, METS & resources sector.

The reception saw a good representation of Australian businesses, government representatives, industry bodies and diaspora community leaders, to reflect on the bilateral opportunities in the mining & resources sector, especially in the critical minerals space.

The Minister reflected on the synergies between the nations and the need to accelerate trade and business outcomes especially across the value-chain. He also highlighted the role of the Indian diaspora leaders to facilitate trade & business outcomes.

Mr Manpreet Vohra, the High Commissioner of India to Australia, highlighted several initiatives to the government and industry leaders present at the reception. The governments are also seeking to accelerate the MOU signed last year between India’s Khanij Bidesh and the Australian government’s Critical Minerals Facilitation Office (CMFO). This partnership is with a view  to carry out joint due diligence for select projects to identify lithium and cobalt mineral assets in Australia with a view to address the critical and strategic ecosystem of both countries. 

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