G20 Summit LIVE Updates: PM Modi, Biden Hold Talks to 'Deepen India-US Bond'

UK PM Rishi Sunak and Japan's Fumio Kishida were some of the many leaders who landed in Delhi for the G20 Summit.

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The Big Picture of Demolitions Carried Out for G20 Summit

The green sheets and flex boards covering several slum areas across the national capital have not gone unnoticed by local commuters. However, that's only one aspect of the 'beautification' drive undertaken by the authorities, directly affecting the lives of slum-dwellers.

As India took the presidency of the grouping in December last year, slums and settlements across the capital have been razed to the ground, putting thousands of people at risk of loss of shelter and income.

Read the full story here to know about when, where, and how many demolitions have been carried out ahead of the Summit.

10:33 PM , 08 Sep

Centre Issues Statements on Bilateral Meets

The Centre issued statements on the bilateral meetings with Hasina and Jugnauth.

"Prime Minister Jugnauth thanked Prime Minister for the special invitation extended to Mauritius to participate in the G20 format as a ‘Guest Country’. Prime Minister appreciated the active participation of Mauritius in various Working Groups and Ministerial Meetings of the G20 under Indian Presidency," the Centre said.

"The two leaders reviewed the multi-faceted bilateral cooperation between India and Mauritius. They noted the rapid pace of bilateral exchanges in the past year, with more than 30 delegation visits and signing of 23 bilateral agreements," it added.

On meeting with Hasina, the statement said: "The two leaders discussed the entire gamut of bilateral cooperation including political and security cooperation, border management, trade and connectivity, water resources, power and energy, development cooperation, cultural and people to people ties. Current developments in the region and cooperation in the multilateral fora were also discussed. The leaders welcomed the operationalization of the Agreement on the use of the Chattogram and Mongla Ports and commissioning of the India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline."

The two countries signed the following memorandums:

  • Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Digital Payment mechanisms between National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and Bangladesh Bank.

  • Memorandum of Understanding on renewal of the Cultural Exchange Program (CEP) between India and Bangladesh for 2023-2025.

  • Memorandum of Understanding between Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Bangladesh Agriculture Research Council (BARC).

10:17 PM , 08 Sep

Singapore Prime Minister Arrives in Delhi

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrived in Delhi for the G-20 Summit.

10:16 PM , 08 Sep

Premier of the People's Republic of China Arrives in Delhi

Li Qiang, Premier of the People's Republic of China, arrived in Delhi for the G-20 Summit.

10:13 PM , 08 Sep

Brazilian President Arrives in Delhi

Brazilian President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva arrives in Delhi for the G20 Summit.


Published: 08 Sep 2023, 9:07 AM IST
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