Australia assures speedy resolution of visa issues for Indian students

Last month, officials of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had taken up the issue of visa appointments for Indian students with a number of countries, including Australia….reports Asian Lite News

Australia has assured speedy resolution of visa issues for Indian students enrolled in universities and educational institutions in Australia.

The assurance was given on Thursday by Australia’s Minister of Education Jason Clare during a discussion with Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who welcomed the step.

Last month, officials of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had taken up the issue of visa appointments for Indian students with a number of countries, including Australia. This followed complaints from many students about long delays in the visa-granting process.

Tweeting about the meeting, Pradhan wrote, “Had a wonderful discussion with my Australian counterpart H.E. Mr. Jason Clare. Congratulated him on the assumption of his portfolio under the new Labour Party govt. @JasonClareMP”

Additionally, Education Minister Pradhan also discussed how closer partnerships in the fields of higher education, schooling, and skill development may benefit both nations by providing the Indian workforce with the world-class skills that Australia is renowned for.

He also briefed Minister Clare about the new National Education Policy 2020 and its various facets. They also discussed GIFT City’s supportive environment for universities as well as the improved opportunities for internationalisation in education through a variety of modalities.

Deeper collaboration

Union Minister for Education and Skill Development Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday held a virtual meeting with his Australian counterpart Jason Clare to further strengthen collaboration between the countries in education and skill development sectors.

The minister called for deeper collaboration between the two countries in the areas of skill development. Australian minister gave assurance of providing support in ensuring world-class skilling of Indian workforce.

We also spoke about deeper collaborations in the skills, higher education and school education sector, and imparting world-class skilling, that Australia is known for, to the Indian workforce, Pradhan said after the meeting.

Pradhan said the collaboration would help create a positive synergy for both the countries. (ANI)

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