Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 13 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi left here Thursday night for Australia on the second leg of his three-nation tour.
In Australia, Modi will attend the G20 summit in Brisbane. He will also visit Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.
He is slated to hold a number of bilateral meetings with world leaders on the sidelines of the G20, including with Germany’s Angela Merkel, Britain’s David Cameron and France’s Francois Hollande.
Modi will be the first Indian prime minister to visit Australia since Rajiv Gandhi in 1986.
He is to address the Indian expatriate crowd at a mega event in Sydney and also address the Australian parliament in Canberra.
He will attend a dinner at the iconic Melbourne cricket ground, to be hosted by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
He flies on to Fiji Nov 19 where he will attend the first ever summit of South Pacific Island nations being organised by India.
In Myanmar, he attended the ASEAN-India and East Asia Summit and also met a host of leaders of Southeast Asia as well as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.