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PM Narendra Modi invites Australian PM Scott Morrison to India

New Delhi – The Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Women Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Peter Dutton called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday soon after the conclusion of the first Ministerial-level 2+2 Dialogue between India and Australia.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his appreciation to the Australian dignitaries for the productive discussions during the 2+2 Dialogue, pointing out that this was a sign of growing strategic convergence between both countries. 

The Minister for Defence of Australia, Mr. Peter Dutton inspecting the Tri-Service Guard of Honour, in New Delhi on September 10, 2021.

A number of issues were discussed during the meeting with PM Narendra Modi including possibilities of further expanding bilateral strategic and economic cooperation, the common approach of both countries towards the Indo-Pacific region, and the growing importance of the Indian community in Australia as a human-bridge between both sides. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his appreciation for the role that Prime Minister Scott Morrison has played, in rapidly advancing the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership instituted between both countries last year.  He renewed his invitation to Prime Minister Morrison to visit India at his earliest convenience.

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