Australia's Leader of the Opposition, Peter Dutton, referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a “great friend” of his nation and expressed his pride at the faster-growing bilateral ties.
During the third and last part of his three-nation visit, Modi met Dutton here, and he described their meeting as “productive”.
The Australian Prime Minister commended Dutton for the strong, bipartisan support for the two countries' bilateral ties.
The two presidents spoke about a range of bilateral issues as well as current affairs in the area.
“A partnership that has supporters from all political perspectives. The Leader of the Opposition, @PeterDutton_MP, and PM @narendramodi had a successful meeting in Sydney, according to a tweet from the Ministry of External Affairs.
“PM Modi expressed his gratitude for the significant support from both parties that our relationship has received. Also covered a variety of bilateral links, including people-to-people connections and regional developments, according to the tweet.
Dutton is a part of the Liberal Party of Australia.
“Wonderful to catch up again with a great friend of Australia, @narendramodi,” Dutton tweeted after the meeting. I'm proud of Australia's unique and developing connection with India, and I hope it continues to strengthen in the coming years.
Dutton attended the community gathering that took place on Tuesday at the Qudos Bank Arena as well.
He tweeted on Tuesday, “An electric atmosphere in Sydney tonight to welcome a great friend of Australia, @narendramodi, to our country.”
As a guest of the Australian government, Modi landed in Australia on Monday. After being invited by his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida, Modi attended three sessions of the G7 conference in Japan on Friday before beginning his three-nation visit.
Then he travelled to Papua New Guinea, where he met with James Marape, his counterpart, and discussed their bilateral ties. Additionally, he and Marape served as co-hosts of the third summit of the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation, which was held in Port Moresby, the country's capital.