PM Narendra Modi speaks to Australian counterpart ahead of QUAD meeting
They also exchanged views on regional developments and the forthcoming Quad meeting, PM Modi said.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison today as the two leaders reviewed the rapid progress in the India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, including through the recent 'two-plus-two' dialogue.
They also exchanged views on regional developments and the forthcoming QUAD meeting, PM Modi said, PTI quoted.
"Was happy to speak with my friend @ScottMorrisonMP. We reviewed the rapid progress in the India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, including through the recent 2 2 Dialogue. We also exchanged perspectives on regional developments and the forthcoming Quad meeting," the Prime Minister tweeted.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajath Singh had held the 'two-plus-two' talks in Delhi with their Australian counterparts Marise Payne and Peter Dutton on Saturday, PTI reported.
Developments in Afghanistan, the Covid-19 pandemic and ways to expand cooperation for a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific are set to be the central focus of the first in-person summit of the Quad in Washington next week that will be attended by Prime Minister Modi and other leaders of the four-nation grouping.
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