PM Narendra Modi meets Malcolm Turnbull

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

IANS| Last Updated: Apr 10, 2017, 12:58 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi meets Malcolm Turnbull

New Delhi: 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 Autralian 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.