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Modi to meet Australian counterpart tomorrow

PTI 17 Nov 2014, 13:17:39 PM IST

Canberra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott here tomorrow and the two countries are likely to sign four to five agreements and MoUs on transfer of sentenced prisoners, combating narcotics trade and social security.

Modi, who arrived in Australia last week on the second leg of this three-nation 10-day tour, aims at a strategic partnership with Australia to promote India's economic goals and security interests, including maritime security.

"While we have much in common with Australia, our political, strategic and economic relations have been below potential," Modi had said in New Delhi ahead of his visit.

Pitching for closer strategic partnership with Australia, he had said it will support India's economic goals, "promote our security interests, including maritime security, and reinforce our efforts to foster a climate of peace and stability in our extended continental and maritime neighbourhood."