Modi Holds Talks With Top World Leaders

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Hamburg: Continuing his meetings with the numerous world leaders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held bilateral talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and PM Paolo Gentiloni of Italy on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg and talked about several issues of mutual interests and cooperation.

On the second and final day of the G-20 Summit, world leaders are set to discuss economic reforms and partnerships with Africa, migration, health, digitalisation, women’s empowerment and employment.

On Friday, the first day of the summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top leaders of the world- including US President Donald Trump, Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and also with Chinese President Xi Jinping. On Day 1, Counter-terrorism and its funding dominated the discussions amongst the leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies at the G-20 Summit in Germany, in which Prime Minister Modi proposed an action plan to counter terrorism, “A deterrent action against countries supporting terrorism”.

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On Friday, Modi had a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and also with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau.
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Gopal Baglay took to Twitter and posted pictures of the two leaders meet and tweeted “Beginning with bilaterals on the second day in Hamburg. PM @narendramodi meets with President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of G20”.
On the margins of the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Prime Minister Modi had a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.

“The two leaders briefly reviewed progress in bilateral relations, including in important projects, since their last meeting in Japan during Prime Minister Modi’s visit in November 2016. Prime Minister Modi expressed satisfaction at developments in bilateral relations since then”.

Prime Minister Modi said that he looked forward to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s forthcoming visit to India for the next Annual summit and hoped that it would further strengthen their cooperation. PM Modi also held bilateral meeting with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Friday.

During the summit, PM Modi also held brief talks with the British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron among others.
During his unscheduled meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the BRICS leaders’ informal gathering, Modi had a brief conversation on ‘a range of issues.’

He also held informal meetings with Brazilian President Michel Temer and South African President Jacob Zuma at the BRICS leaders’ gathering.