Australia PM Scott Morrison inclined to cancel India trip due to bushfire crisis

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Sydney | Published: January 3, 2020 11:24:59 AM

Asked by reporters if it was appropriate to leave Australia given the situation, Morrison said he was "inclined not to proceed" with the visit.

Scott Morrison, Scott Morrison india visit, australia, australia bushfire, australia fireMorrison was due to visit India from Jan 13 to 16 at the invitation of Prime Minister Modi.

Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday said he was inclined to cancel an official trip to India planned for this month in order to deal with a bushfire crisis ravaging parts of his country. Asked by reporters if it was appropriate to leave Australia given the situation, Morrison said he was “inclined not to proceed” with the visit.

Morrison was due to visit India from Jan 13 to 16 at the invitation of Prime Minister Modi. He was also due to visit Japan from January 16 to 17, but did not mention his intentions on that on Friday.

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