PM in Brisbane for G-20 meet; interacts with QUT scientists

14 November 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Brisbane today from Myanmar to attend the G-20 Summit. He was received by the Premier of Queensland Campbell Newman.

It is the first time that an Indian Prime Minister is attending the event in 28 years.

Narendra Modi's first stop was the Queensland University of Technology, where he signed on the 'Agrobot' with a message written in his native Gujarati.

''The Prime Minister will go through a demonstration of some scientific projects, some of which are jointly funded by Australia and India,'' an Indian government official said.

He also interacted with QUT academicians on India-Australia joint projects such as bio-fortification of banana, an integrated bio fuel project, and robotics in agriculture, among things.

After attending the G-20 Summit in Brisbane, the Indian Prime Minister is scheduled to travel to Sydney, where he will attend a community reception and address the Indian diaspora.

Modi will then travel to Canberra and address the special joint sitting of the Australian Parliament on 18 November. He is also to address a community event in Melbourne.


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