New Delhi: US President Joe Biden and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese complained to Prime Minister Modi about their unique challenge during the Quad meeting in Japan.
Australian Prime Minister Albanese said the venue for a community reception in Sydney has a capacity of 20,000 people, but he is still not able to meet people’s requests.
The Australian PM recalled how more than 90,000 people had turned up to welcome him at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. On this, Joe Biden smiled at PM Modi and said, “I should take your autograph.”
According to the sources, Biden said, “You’re creating a real problem for me. Next month we have a dinner for you in Washington. Everyone wants to come all over the country. I have run out of tickets. You think I’m joking? Ask my team, I am getting calls,” he said, calling from people I had never heard of before. Everyone from film stars to relatives. You are very popular.”
“Mr Prime Minister, you have made a significant impact on everything, what we are doing in the Quad. You have also made a fundamental change in the climate. You have influence in the Indo-Pacific. You are making a difference.”
PM Modi will hold a meeting with Australian CEOs, business leaders and interact with the Indian diaspora at a community event in Sydney on Tuesday.
At the invitation of US President Biden and his wife, PM Modi will go to America on a state visit in June. The US leaders will host PM Modi’s state dinner at the White House.