New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be travelling to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji next week, where he will participate in various summits and bilateral meetings.
Starting November 11, the Prime Minister will be travelling to these three countries, where he hopes to strengthen relations between India and its allies, especially nations belonging to the Asia-Pacific region.
"Starting 11th November I would be travelling to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji to participate in various summits and bilateral meetings," he tweeted.
Prime Minister Modi also took to Twitter to lay out his travel itinerary in Myanmar, adding that he is scheduled to attend two key conferences in that nation.
"In Myanmar I will attend 2 key multilateral summits- ASEAN and East Asia Summits. Looking forward to meeting leaders attending these Summits," the Prime Minister tweeted.
The Prime Minister also stated that India was committed to reinforcing the relationship with other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries.
"Our ties with South East Asia are deep rooted. Strengthening relations with ASEAN nations is an important part of our 'Act East' policy," he tweeted.
Our ties with South East Asia are deep rooted. Strengthening relations with ASEAN nations is an important part of our 'Act East' policy.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 6, 2014
"ASEAN is central to our dream of an Asian century, where India will play a crucial role. Am sure the meetings there would be fruitful," the Prime Minister added.
Prime Minister Modi also laid out his plans with Myanmar, referring to that nation as a 'valued friend'.
"I will have bilateral meetings with leaders of Myanmar, a valued friend. Having stronger relations with Myanmar is a priority area for us," he tweeted.
The Prime Minister also wrote at great length of his plans in Australia, where he will have a full schedule. He will first attend the G-20 Summit in Brisbane, after which he will address the Australian Parliament, followed by an interaction with the Indian community in that nation, before attending an event, which will be hosted by his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott. He described his plans in a series of tweets.
"After Myanmar, I will go to Australia for G-20 Summit. It is a great platform to showcase opportunities India has to offer to the world."
"I look forward to working with G-20 leaders on important issues concerning the world, particularly those relating to the global economy."
"My Australia visit is both special and historic. It will be 1st bilateral visit to Australia by an Indian PM in 28 years."
"In Australia I will meet the country's top leadership and am honoured to have been given an opportunity to address the Australian Parliament."
"I am also eagerly looking forward to interacting with the Indian community in Australia. http://www.pmvisit.org.au"
"Cricket is a shared passion of Australia and India. I thank PM @TonyAbbottMHR for hosting me at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground."
"Both Australia and India fought shoulder to shoulder during WW1. I would be visiting the War Memorial with PM @TonyAbbottMHR."
The last Indian Prime Minister to visit Australia was Rajiv Gandhi in 1986. Prime Minister Modi's visit to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji is his first trip abroad since his hugely successful trip to the United States in September. It follows the state visit paid by Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott earlier this year.