PM Modi Meets Australia's Scott Morrison Ahead Of Quad Leaders' Summit

Earlier, Scott Morrison had also called PM Modi to brief him about the plan to go ahead with the Australia, UK and US (AUKUS) alliance.

PM Modi, Scott Morrison have met a number of times on the sidelines of various international conferences

Washington:

Ahead of the Quad Leaders' Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison in Washington on Thursday.

Both leaders have met a number of times on the sidelines of various international conferences. Earlier, PM Morrison had also called PM Modi to brief him about the plan to go ahead with the Australia, UK and US (AUKUS) alliance.

On September 15, both leaders also had a telephonic conversation, in which the two leaders reviewed the rapid progress in India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, including through the recent 2 2 Dialogue.

Earlier on Thursday, PM Modi met five global CEOs for potential investment in India. Prime Minister held talks with Qualcomm CEO Cristiano R Amon and discussed several issues including electronics, and measures to strengthen the innovation ecosystem.

Prime Minister also met with General Atomics CEO Vivek Lall and discussed advancing defence manufacturing and the use of emerging technologies. He also met with Adobe chairman Shantanu Narayen.

These talks were part of series of meetings that Prime Minister Modi undertook with select heads of corporates that have the potential to invest significantly in India.

Earlier on Wednesday, Prime Minister Modi arrived in Washington for his much-touted US visit.

Biden will host PM Modi at the White House on September 24. This is going to be the first in-person meeting between the two leaders after Biden took over as the US President on January 20.

Biden will host the first-ever in-person Quad Leaders' Summit, which will be joined by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

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