Prime Minister Narendra Modi today used a cricket analogy to describe the fast-expanding India-Australia ties, saying the relations have entered the “T-20 mode”. He was speaking after meeting with his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese, in which they discussed a host of issues, including the vandalism of Indian temples.
PM Albanese said in a statement today that PM Modi’s visit to Australia has “strengthened the close and strong relationship that Australia enjoys with India.” Yesterday, the two leaders attended a mega community event at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney Olympic Park. Speaking at the event, PM Narendra Modi announced that India will open a new consulate in Brisbane soon.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sydney on Monday as a part of the third and final leg of his three-nation visit after concluding his visits to Papua New Guinea and Japan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese; says “the basis of India-Australia ties is mutual trust and mutual respect.”
Papaua New Guinea PM accords warm welcome to PM Modi, touches his feet
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was given a warm welcome by Papua New Guinea’s PM James Marape after he landed in the country for the Forum for India–Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) summit on Sunday.
In a video, Marape and Modi can be seen exchanging a hug and shaking hands after which Marape bends down to touch Modi’s feet.
It is Modi’s maiden visit to the country and he will be hosting the third summit of FIPIC along with the Papua New Guinea PM.
In a video posted on Twitter, the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Arindam Bagchi said, “A very special gesture by Prime Minister Marape here who has come personally to the airport to receive Prime Minister Modi”.