Australia to roll out red carpet for PM Narendra Modi in November

After mesmerising the United States of America, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to deliver a historic address to a joint sitting of federal Parliament when he visits Australia for the G20 summit in Brisbane in November.

Last Updated: Nov 07, 2014, 17:03 PM IST

New Delhi: After mesmerising the United States of America, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to deliver a historic address to a joint sitting of federal Parliament when he visits Australia for the G20 summit in Brisbane in November.

With this, Modi will be the first PM to visit Australia since Rajiv Gandhi in 1986.

Besides Modi, China’s President Xi Jinping and Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron will also address federal Parliament.

The visit will provide a major boost to India-Australia ties.

Ahead of Modi's visit, a Gujarati film - “Bey Yaar” (Two Friends) - has been released for the first time in Australia, in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Abbott concluded his visit to India recently, after which he thanked Modi for the warm reception and hospitality accorded to him.

“The visit had resulted in concrete outcomes and added new dimensions to the strategic partnership between India and Australia," a statement had said.

India and Australia had signed a landmark civil nuclear cooperation agreement during Abbott's visit.