New Delhi: On Monday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar congratulated Senator Penny Wong on her appointment as Australia's Foreign Minister.
After Joe Morrison's election loss to Australian Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese, who has already been sworn in as the new prime minister, Wong was appointed foreign minister.
"I would like to share my thoughts with our Pacific family on my first day as Foreign Minister. Our region is confronted with enormous challenges, but we will meet them front on. We shall work together to attain our common goals. And we'll pay attention because we're interested in what the Pacific has to say "Wong used Twitter.
EAM Jaishankar described Wong as a long-time friend of India and said he hopes to meet her soon. "Congratulations on your appointment as Australia's Foreign Minister, @SenatorWong. You've been a long-time supporter of the #IndiaAustralia partnership. I eagerly anticipate meeting you soon "Jaishankar used Twitter.
Wong's predecessor, Marise Payne, was also commended by Jaishankar for transforming the India-Australia relationship, according to him. "Senator @MarisePayne, thank you for your support. It was a pleasure dealing with you. You go with a new understanding of #IndiaAustralia "added the minister.