The two leaders are scheduled for a virtual meet on June 4. Morrison rued that he won’t be able to share ScoMosas with Modi as they will be meeting via a videolink.
Morrison said, “They’re vegetarian, I would have liked to share them with him.”
Sunday ScoMosas with mango chutney, all made from scratch – including the chutney! A pity my meeting with… https://t.co/PX6DAdistf
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) 1590899980000
PM Modi will hold his first virtual bilateral summit on June 4, as he hopes to expand the strategic partnership with Australia in the backdrop of China’s renewed efforts to step up aggression in the Indo-Pacific region. The summit is happening also amid new tensions between China and Australia over Canberra’s call for a global inquiry into the origin of the coronavirus. Australian PM Scott Morrison has described India as a natural partner.
The two sides at the meet are expected to conclude agreements to develop reliable supply chains in key strategic sectors, including medical goods, technology and critical minerals.
A new education partnership is also on the agenda to help overcome Australian universities’ dependence on Chinese students.
Australia is looking to expand agricultural exports to India, including barley, as China imposes trade barriers.
Morrison was scheduled to visit New Delhi in January but had postponed it due to the bush fires in Australia. The rescheduled plan for May was put on hold due to the outbreak of Covid-19.