Modi happy to be hosted at cricket ground

Narendra Modi
New Delhi, Nov 6: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday he was happy he would be hosted by his Australian counterpart at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

"Cricket is a shared passion of Australia and India," Modi said in a tweet. "I thank PM Tony Abbott for hosting me at the iconic ... ground."

Modi said he was looking forward to meeting international leaders during the ASEAN, East Asia Summit and G-20 which he will be attending during his visit to three countries--Myanmar, Australia and Fiji--from November 11 to 19.

Terming his visit to Australia as "special and historic" that was taking place after 28 years by any Indian Prime Minister, Modi tweeted, "In Australia I will meet the country's top leadership and am honoured to have been given an opportunity to address the Australian Parliament."

He said, "Starting 11th November I would be travelling to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji to participate in various summits."


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