Australian PM Scott Morrison meets Indian Prime Minister Modi (Photo Courtesy: Twitter @ScottMorrisonMP) Photograph:( Twitter )
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla informed that during the meeting PM Modi and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison spoke on several areas of regional and global importance.
After meeting India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian PM Scott Morrison said he had "wide-ranging and productive discussion" with India's prime minister ahead of the first in-person Quad meeting.
"Great to meet with my good friend and a great friend of Australia, Indian PM Narendra Modi," Australia's prime minister said in a tweet after the meeting.
Great to meet with my good friend and a great friend of Australia, Indian PM @narendramodi, during my visit to the US. A wide-ranging and productive discussion ahead of the first in-person Quad meeting as we look to further deepen the partnership between our two countries. https://t.co/XZutkNw3t7— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) September 23, 2021
PM Morrison had earlier spoken to India's prime minister over the phone earlier while reviewing the strategic relations between the two countries.
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla informed that during the meeting the two leaders spoke on several areas of regional and global importance.
PM Morrison also mentioned AUKUS during his meeting with PM Modi. The issue has escalated tensions between Australia and France after Macron's government expressed its deep displeasure over the cancellation of the submarine deal with Australia.
Shringla explained that PM Morrison told PM Modi about the "rationale" behind the AUKUS alliance.
India's foreign ministry said during the meeting PM Modi and PM Scott Morrison also reviewed the negotiations on bilateral Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA).
(With inputs from Agencies)