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PM Modi meets Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull

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New Delhi, April 10

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull ahead of a bilateral summit here on Monday.

“Suprabhaat PM @TurnbullMalcolm! PM @narendramodi welcomes Prime Minister of Australia at Hyderabad House in Delhi,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted.

Earlier on Monday, Turnbull was accorded a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

External Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj also called on the visiting dignitary.

The Australian Prime Minister arrived here on Sunday on a four-day state visit to India.

This is Turnbull’s first bilateral visit to India since he assumed office in September 2015.

His predecessor Tony Abbott had visited India in September 2014 and this was followed by Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Australia in November that year.

A number of agreements are expected to be signed following Monday’s bilateral summit. (IANS)