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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.

PM Narendra Modi speaks to Australian counterpart ahead of QUAD meeting - dnm
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India, First Published Sep 15, 2021, 6:17 PM IST
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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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