PM Narendra Modi reached Brisbane
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday morning reached Brisbane on the second leg of his three-nation tour. In Australia, Modi will attend the G20 summit in Brisbane. He will also visit Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. He is slated to hold a number of bilateral meetings with world leaders on the sidelines of the G20, including with Germany’s Angela Merkel, Britain’s David Cameron and France’s Francois Hollande.
Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Australia since Rajiv Gandhi in 1986. He is to address the Indian expatriate crowd at a mega event in Sydney and also address the Australian parliament in Canberra. He will attend a dinner at the iconic Melbourne cricket ground, to be hosted by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. He flies on to Fiji on November 19 where he will attend the first ever summit of South Pacific Island nations being organised by India. In Myanmar, he attended the ASEAN-India and East Asia Summit and also met a host of leaders of Southeast Asia as well as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
Before his departure from India, Mr. Modi had said the importance of global cooperation against black money will be a “key issue” he will highlight at the G20 summit. “A key issue for me would be to highlight the importance of international cooperation against black money,” Mr. Modi had said in a pre0departure statement. The two-day summit will be held from November 15. G20 accounts for 85 per cent of the world’s economic output.
He arrived here from Myanmar, where he attended the ASEAN-India and East Asia Summit. There he met with a host of leaders of Southeast Asian countries as well as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
Reached Brisbane. It is bright and sunny outside. pic.twitter.com/zlqS4I58Jz
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 14, 2014