Bhubaneswar, 31/8: Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik today held a video conference with the High Commissioner of Australia, Barry O’Farrel AO, to discuss India’s further cooperation with Australia in various fields.
During the meeting, the High Commissioner praised the Chief Minister for the way Odisha is promoting the Indian hockey team and the way Odisha has led the way in improving hockey. It was agreed at the meeting that there is a wide potential for cooperation in trade and technology between the two countries. In addition, the use of skilled human resources in Odisha was discussed.
During the meeting, the Chief Minister recalled the visit of the Australian team during the Hockey Worldcup in Odisha and praised the skills of the Australian hockey team. Both agreed to further co-operate between Odisha and Australia on creating various sports infrastructure in Odisha, providing better training, especially hockey. The meeting also stressed the need for closer cooperation between Australia and Odisha in the field of mining research.