Prime Minister Scott Morrison makes ScoMosas

Prime Minister Scott Morrison would like to share samosas with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. Courtesy: Twitter/Scott Morrison

If you thought that you were the only one in love with the triangular delight, you’re clearly not.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison just had India’s ultimate street food for his Sunday lunch that too with a dollop of mango chutney and Twitter is devouring it.

Mr Morrison shared a picture of himself holding a platter full of his own version of the Indian snack calling them ‘ScoMosas’.

In his post on Twitter, he wrote, “A pity that my meeting with Narendra Modi this week is by video link. They’re vegetarian, I would have liked to share with him.”

Highlights:

  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison shares a picture of himself holding a platter full of samosas
  • Mr Morrison says he would have liked to share them with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi
  • The two leaders are scheduled to hold talks during the first Australia-India Leaders’ Virtual Summit on June 4

For those who are unfamiliar with the snack, samosas are a triangular-shaped fried or baked snack with a savoury filling extremely popular in the Indian subcontinent.

They are usually vegetarian, but of late every region has put its own spin on the fillings and pastry ingredients.

In response, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the samosas look delicious.

“Once we achieve a decisive victory against COVID-19, we will enjoy the Samosas together,” tweeted Mr Modi.

Ever since Mr Morrison shared the post on Twitter, it has garnered nearly 17,000 likes, 4,000 retweets and has triggered amusing reactions from people in the two countries.

While many couldn’t help but suggest to add a missing cup of hot Indian chai (tea) to go with the snack.

Prime Minister’s ‘ScoMosas’ could not have been more timely as the two leaders are scheduled to hold bilateral talks and discuss the countries’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic during the first Australia-India Leaders’ Virtual Summit on June 4.

“The Virtual Summit will deepen our strong existing ties. With the shared determination of both nations, I have no doubt that our partnership will continue to go from strength to strength,” said a statement from the prime minister’s office ahead of the talks on Thursday.

The online talks follow the cancellation of Mr Morrison’s four-day visit to India in January due to the devastating bushfires.

The summit now has greater significance in the wake of the pandemic which is forcing like-minded countries around the globe to seek out reliable strategic partners.

The two sides are expected to deliberate on trade agreements to develop reliable supply chains in critical sectors and other possible areas of mutual cooperation.

Source: SBS News