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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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    Ari C
    Oct 24, 2014 at 7:02 pm
    Fiji was nearly in Indian hands when an ethnic Indian became PM. Ethnic Indians also form a significant segment of potion and control all business. Unfortunately coups by the local military in 2000 and 2006 completely marginalised the powerful Indians. Aussies did nothing to help.....Someday, Indians may again control this strategic island and then we should help....
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      wewewew
      Oct 24, 2014 at 6:10 pm
      first improve our home bases
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        Grand Walker
        Nov 3, 2014 at 7:02 pm
        It seems you have no knowledge about Fiji. It has a potion of hardly 1 million but 50% of them are of Indian origin. Most importantly, Fijian Dollar was stronger than AUD and NZD until 2004 or so. In terms of currency exchange value, Fijian Dollar is quite stronger than Indian Rupee. FJD 1 = INR 32. The credit goes to the present generation of Indian labourers who were taken to Fiji by British as bonded laborers!! Indian Rupee has no value even within India - a shameful situation. There are many good things Indians should learn from Fiji Indians to improve India.
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          singh
          Oct 30, 2014 at 9:24 pm
          for your information...no one is racially abused here....we live here and we are much better off here...
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            singh
            Oct 30, 2014 at 9:24 pm
            for your information...no one is racially abused here....we live here and we are much better off here...
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