On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a virtual discussion with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison where both leaders discussed the India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’s rapid progress, including the recent 2+2 Dialogue which took place in New Delhi. Both leaders also exchanged their views regarding regional developments as well as the upcoming Quad summit, according to a tweet by PM Modi.
The leaders of the two countries last spoke after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison met online during a summit. India and Australia struck a historic agreement in June 2020, granting reciprocal access to military stations for logistical assistance.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to attend the Quadrilateral Framework Leaders’ Summit in Washington on September 24 alongside Australian Prime Scott Morrison, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, and US President Joe Biden.
The leaders are expected to discuss regional problems of common interest during the meeting, as well as the progress made since their first virtual summit on March 12, according to ANI. PM Modi is also likely to meet one-on-one with Quad leaders, including US President Biden, and recent events in Afghanistan are expected to be discussed extensively.