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PM Modi holds meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison ahead of Quad Summit in US

Prime Minister Modi’s office tweeted and said, “Expanding friendship with Australia

Washington: During his visit to the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison here on Thursday ahead of the first direct Quad summit to be hosted by US President Joe Biden. Of. During this, the two leaders had extensive discussions on topics related to further enhancing economic and people-to-people contacts.Also Read – PM Modi’s meeting with Vice President Harris talked about Pakistan’s terrorist role, US agreed to keep an eye

The meeting between Modi and Morrison came a week after the two leaders had a phone conversation. The two leaders had reviewed progress in the India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership during the phone conversation. Also Read – More than 2.2 crore people benefitted from Ayushman Bharat scheme in last three years: Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

Prime Minister Modi’s office tweeted and said, “Expanding friendship with Australia. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The two leaders held wide-ranging discussions on topics related to further enhancing economic and people-to-people contacts between India and Australia. Also Read – PM Modi’s US Visit: PM Modi meets CEOs of major American companies, know what happened

Australian PM Morrison said, discussions with PM Modi ‘productive’, hoping to deepen partnership with India.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi termed the meeting as “another chapter in our comprehensive strategic partnership with Australia”.

Bagchi tweeted and said, ‘Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Scott Morrison met today. Another chapter in our comprehensive strategic partnership with Australia. Discussed regional and global developments as well as ongoing bilateral cooperation in areas related to COVID-19, trade, defence, clean energy etc.

The meeting assumes significance as External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh held ‘two-plus-two’ talks with their Australian counterparts Maris Payne and Peter Dutton in New Delhi on September 11.

This was the first meeting between the Prime Ministers of India and Australia after the AUCUS (Australia, UK and US) security partnership was unveiled by US President Joe Biden, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Morrison last week. The Ocus partnership is being seen as an attempt to counter China in the Indo-Pacific region.

Australia has said that its decision to join a security alliance with the US and the UK is aimed at developing capabilities that, together with India and other countries, pose a threat to peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region. contribute to stopping the forces.

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