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PM Modi, Australian PM Albanese hold bilateral talks


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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday received visiting Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese for bilateral talks at Hyderabad House here.

Earlier, PM Modi welcomed the Australian PM for a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The Australian Prime Minister, who is on a four-day state visit, also laid a wreath at the Rajghat.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also called on him.

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in tweets:

“PM @narendramodi receives PM @AlboMP of Australia for a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan on PM Albanese’s first State Visit to India.

“An opportunity to propel the dynamic India-Australia relationship to newer heights.”

EAM Jaishankar who called on the visiting dignitary, in a tweet, said:

“Delighted to call on Prime Minister @AlboMP of Australia this morning.

“His visit and today’s Annual Summit will take our ties to a higher level.”

On his visit to Rajghat, the MEA spokesperson in a tweet said:

“A tribute to the lasting legacy of Bapu.

“PM @AlboMP of Australia laid a wreath at Rajghat, paying his respects to Mahatma Gandhi.”

Earlier, the Australian Prime Minister arrived in the Indian capital from Mumbai last night.


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