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New Delhi, Sep 5:

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrived here Friday, the second day of his India visit.

tony abbottThere was a formal welcome ceremony by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who expressed his confidence of strengthening relations with Australia.

“A warm welcome to PM @TonyAbbottMHR! I am sure his visit will further strengthen ties between Australia and India,” Modi said in a tweet.

The welcome ceremony left the Australian Prime Minister impressed. Abbott tweeted: “A spectacular official welcome to India by Prime Minister @narendramodi.”

Abbott was received at the airport by Piyush Goyal, union minister of state (independent charge) for power, coal and new renewable energy.

“India-Australia set to re-energise ties,” Syed Akbaruddin, ministry of external affairs spokesperson, said in a tweet.

Abott arrived in Mumbai Thursday.

(IANS)