PM Narendra Modi to visit Fiji while on Australia tour

Modi will travel from Australia, where he will be attending G-20 meeting, to Fiji on a day-long visit.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 24, 2014 9:18 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Australian Counterpart Tony Abbott, during their meeting in New Delhi on Friday. (Source: PTI Photo) Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Australian Counterpart Tony Abbott, during their meeting in New Delhi on Friday. (Source: PTI Photo)

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to Australia later next month, efforts are under way to schedule a visit to the nearby island nation Fiji, sources said here on Friday. Modi is expected to travel to Fiji on a day-long visit on November 19 from Australia where he will be attending a G-20 meeting.

This will be the Prime Minister’s first three-country tour. The tour will begin in Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Taw, where Modi will attend East Asia Summit on November 12-13. From there, he will go to Brisbane for the G-20 summit on November 15-16.

After Brisbane, Modi will travel to Canberra to hold a bilateral meeting with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on November 18. This will be second meeting between the two leaders after Abbott visited India last month. During the last visit, the two countries inked the civil nuclear cooperation agreement.

Modi, who is set to be the first Indian PM to visit Australia since Rajiv Gandhi in 1986, will deliver an address to a joint sitting of federal parliament, according to officials. He is also expected to address the Indian community at a reception in Australia, just like he did during his trip to the US at the Madison Square Garden.

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