According to a report in The Economic Times, Modi is being hailed as the most sought after leader ahead of Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel. According to the report, Modi has received the maximum number of requests for bilateral meetings from his counterparts and heads of state.
South Block officials have said that there have been several requests from leaders who are keen on meeting the Indian prime minister. "As some of the leaders are common in East Asia Summit and G20, the schedule for Modi's meetings are being worked out depending on the itinerary of his counterparts," an official isaid.
Modi is expected to meet Barack Obama, Dilma Rouseff and Vladimir Putin
Officials say that leaders of other countries are also keen on meeting Modi as they look forward to strenghten economic ties with India. They sense a greater opportunity for trade and investment under Narendra Modi, officials said.
Modi is expected to meet Barack Obama, Dilma Rouseff and Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He is also likely to interact with the Indian community there.
Modi ahead of his arrival in Australia expressed his eagerness and said that his visit is special and historic
My Australia visit is both special & historic. It will be 1st bilateral visit to Australia by an Indian PM in 28 years.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 6, 2014
In Australia I will meet the country's top leadership & am honoured to have been given an opportunity to address the Australian Parliament.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 6, 2014