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New Delhi : The Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Women Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Peter Dutton paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 11, 2021, soon after the conclusion of the first Ministerial-level 2+2 Dialogue between India and Australia.

Prime Minister Modi expressed his appreciation to the Australian dignitaries for the productive discussions during the 2+2 Dialogue pointing out that this was a sign of growing strategic convergence between both countries, according to a PIB release.

A number of issues were discussed during the meeting, including possibilities of further expanding bilateral strategic and economic cooperation, the common approach of both countries towards the Indo-Pacific region, and the growing importance of the Indian community in Australia as a human-bridge between both sides.

Prime Minister Modi conveyed his appreciation for the role that Prime Minister Scott Morrison, has played, in rapidly advancing the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership instituted between both countries last year.  He renewed his invitation to Australian Prime Minister Morrison to visit India at his earliest convenience.