Buenos Aires: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived here to take part in the G20 summit during which he will have several bilateral meetings, including with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
“I look forward to meeting leaders from other G20 countries to review the work of G20 in the last 10 years of its existence and chart the ways and means to meet the new and upcoming challenges of the coming decade,” Modi said in his pre-departure statement.
Modi will also be part of a trilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the summit.
In a press briefing at the White House, US National Security Adviser John Bolton has said that Trump’s bilateral with Abe “will transform at some point during that meeting into a trilateral meeting” with Prime Minister Modi.
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said in New Delhi on Tuesday that a meeting between Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron is also being worked out.
Modi would also meet the United Nations Secretary General, presidents of Argentina and Chile, German Chancellor and the prime ministers of Spain and the Netherlands.
During the meeting, Modi is expected to highlight the risks posed by oil price volatility and urge more countries to join the International Solar Alliance.