Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull meets Narendra Modi, Sushma Swaraj ahead of inking key agreements

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull ahead of a bilateral summit in New Delhi on Monday. Modi welcomed Turnbull at Hyderabad House in the country's capital city.

Earlier on Monday, Turnbull was accorded a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

External Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj also called on the visiting dignitary.

The Autralian Prime Minister arrived in New Delhi on Sunday on a four-day state visit to India.

This is Turnbull's first bilateral visit to India since he assumed office in September 2015.

His predecessor Tony Abbott had visited India in September 2014 and this was followed by Prime Minister Modi's visit to Australia in November that year.

A number of agreements are expected to be signed following Monday's bilateral summit.

With inputs from IANS


Published Date: Apr 10, 2017 12:48 pm | Updated Date: Apr 10, 2017 12:54 pm


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