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https://avalanches.com/au/sydney__the_signing_of_a_free_trade_agreement_with_india_is_a_step_for_austra1922662_04_04_2022

The signing of a free trade agreement with India is a step for Australia to reduce its dependence on China, its largest trading partner.

Australia and India signed on Saturday, April 2, an interim free trade agreement. It provides for the removal of tariffs on 85 percent of goods from Australia exported to India, including mutton, wool, coal and copper, as well as duty-free trade in the Australian market for 96 percent of goods imported into the country from India.


Under the agreement, the trade ministers of Australia and India, Dan Tean and Piyush Goyal, put their signatures at the same time. At the same time, the heads of government of the countries - Scott Morrison and Narendra Damodardas Modi - watched the ceremony via video link.


Commenting on the signing of a free trade agreement with India, Australian Prime Minister Morrison called it "one of the biggest doors that could be opened." According to the politician, his state and India are "two dynamically developing regional economies, like-minded democracies, working together to achieve a common good." In turn, Modi regarded the signing of a free trade agreement with Australia as a "turning point."

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https://avalanches.com/au/sydney__the_prime_minister_of_the_commonwealth_of_australia_scott_morison_a1922661_04_04_2022

The Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia, Scott Morison, announced his readiness to transfer Bushmaster PMV armored vehicles to Ukraine.


This is a response to yesterday's appeal of the Ukrainian President to the Australian Parliament with a request for military assistance.

In addition to the Bushmasters, Australia decided to send other military equipment.


“We are not just sending our prayers, we are sending our weapons, our ammunition, humanitarian aid and our bulletproof vests,” the prime minister said.


The Bushmaster PMV was developed in 1998 by Thales Australia. This is an armored vehicle seven meters long, equipped with a 300 hp diesel engine, accommodating nine fighters. It is in service with Australia, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Fiji, Jamaica and Japan. A total of 1072 copies were issued. They are used as military transport, patrol vehicles, weapons platforms and ambulances.


Bushmasters will be delivered to Ukraine by military transport Boeing C-17 Globemaster III.

DEATH TO THE RUSSIAN OCCUPANTS!

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