UQ Chancellor takes lead role in Australia-India trade plan

12 April 2017

University of Queensland Chancellor Peter Varghese has been appointed to formulate a new strategy for Australia’s trade with India.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced during his visit to Mumbai that he was commissioning a study to form an India Economic Strategy.

“It will explore how to strengthen existing economic collaboration, while identifying new ways to do business together,” Mr Turnbull said.

He said Mr Varghese – “one of Australia’s most capable and agile minds” – would lead the study.

Mr Varghese has served as Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and as High Commissioner to India.

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