Turnbull and Narendra Modi snap selfies on the New Delhi metro

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/malcolm-turnbull-and-narendra-modi-snap-selfies-on-the-new-delhi-metro/news-story/3063f4d957197b65d390e55919c33294

Malcolm Turnbull has engaged in another round of selfie diplomacy – this time with his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi.

In a photo opportunity that was tailor-made for social media, the two prime ministers surprised Indian commuters on Monday afternoon by taking the New Delhi metro to see one of the city’s temples.

The short train ride allowed the two leaders to venture out of their formal talks on energy, education and defence in order to have a brief tour of the Akshardham temple.

Turnbull has made a custom of taking selfies with other leaders, including one with Barack Obama in Peru last November to mark their final meeting before the former US president left that post.

There have been selfies with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and other leaders at G20 summits and similar global gatherings, as well as one with Indonesian president Joko Widodo when the two leaders toured a Jakarta market in November 2015.

The New Delhi metro ride drew far more attention in India than the official meeting between Turnbull and Modi a few hours earlier, where the two leaders acknowledged the slow progress they were making on a free-trade agreement but formalised smaller deals on science, nanotechnology, education and defence.

Like other headline-grabbing moments, the metro trip looked impromptu but required tight security and a phalanx of officers to keep the crowds at bay. Many of the passengers around the two prime ministers were the television crews and news photographers there to record the event.

Indian media reported the crowds at Mandi House metro station on the Blue Line chanted “Modi, Modi, Modi” when their leader appeared on the platform.

Later, Modi introduced Turnbull to his 28.8 million followers on social media by tweeting a photo of Turnbull taking a selfie with the Indian leader.

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selfies.. *yawn

turnbull loves them..it makes him..cool?

“Turnbull has made a custom of taking selfies with other leaders, including one with Barack Obama in Peru last November to mark their final meeting before the former US president left that post.”

but what were they doing?

“the two leaders acknowledged the slow progress they were making on a free-trade agreement but formalised smaller deals on science, nanotechnology, education and defence.”

small fry cooking..

401

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~ by seeker401 on April 12, 2017.

2 Responses to “Turnbull and Narendra Modi snap selfies on the New Delhi metro”

  1. He should take a selfie with one of the vaccine damaged children his policies have caused .

  2. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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