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New Delhi/Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Monday said he is honoured to host Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an official visit to Australia.

PM Modi is visiting Australia from May 22-24 as a guest of the Australian Government. He will fly in from Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, later in the day.

Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Australia builds on the Australia-India Annual Leaders’ Summit held in March in New Delhi and discussions at the G7 Summit and Quad Leaders’ meeting in Hiroshima over the weekend, said an Australian government statement.

At their bilateral meeting, the leaders will discuss trade and investment, including efforts to boost trade between the two countries through a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement, and work to strengthen people to people links, renewable energy, and defence and security cooperation.

Prime Minister Modi will also meet Australian business leaders to drive Australia’s growing trade and investment relationship with India and take forward opportunities from the Australia-India CEO Forum held in Mumbai in March.

During the visit, both the Prime Ministers will attend a community event in Sydney to celebrate Australia’s dynamic and diverse Indian diaspora, a core part of our multicultural community.

Prime Minister Modi last visited Australia in 2014.

Prime Minister Albanese said he looks forward to visiting India in September for the G20 Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi, the world’s premier forum for economic cooperation.

Prime Minister Albanese said:

“I am honoured to host Prime Minister Modi for an official visit to Australia, after receiving an extremely warm welcome in India earlier this year.

“Australia and India share a commitment to a stable, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific. Together we have an important role to play in supporting this vision.

“As friends and partners, the relationship between our countries has never been closer. I look forward to celebrating Australia’s vibrant Indian community with Prime Minister Modi in Sydney.”

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