STORY: Australian Foreign Minister, Marise Payne, on Tuesday (January 08) met Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in Indian capital New Delhi during the inaugural session of the four day multilateral conference Raisina Dialogue 2019.
Payne is on her maiden visit to India and it is followed by President Ram Nath Kovind’s successful visit to Australia in November 2018.
Earlier in the day, Payne also met her Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj and held delegation level talks discussing on improving ties between the two nations.
Payne took to Twitter and wrote, “With friend and counterpart @SushmaSwaraj ahead of @raisinadialogue to discuss our shared strategic interests & opportunities for collaboration in trade and investment, defence and counter terrorism #AustraliaIndia.”
Payne is on a two-day visit to India and will also be participating in the Raisina Dialogue on January 09 (Wednesday).