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Modi Targets Pak at G-20; Equates LeT, JeM to ISIS, Al Qaeda

The the G20 Summit’s theme this year will be ‘Shaping an Inter-connected World’.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the BRICS grouping meeting on sidelines of G20.
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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other world leaders meet in Germany for a two-day G20 Summit
  • Naming Pakistan-based terror groups LeT and JeM, PM Modi said some countries were using terror as a tool
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday exchanged pleasantries with PM Modi and appreciated India’s resolve against terrorism
  • Fighting terrorism, climate change and global trade will be at the core of the summit
  • The ‘Group of Twenty’ is made up of 19 countries and the European Union
9:11 PM , 08 Jul

Modi Leaves for Home as G20 Summit Concludes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today left for home after concluding his engagements at the G20 Summit in Germany, where the theme this year was 'Shaping an Inter-connected World'.

Following the two-day summit, G20 leaders committed to keep markets open, focus on reciprocity and non- discrimination, fight protectionism, unfair trade practices.

"Goodbye Hamburg! PM emplanes for Delhi after a successful visit to Israel and G20 Summit," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted.

Modi had flown to Hamburg from Tel Aviv, Israel, on 7 July in what was the first visit of an Indian prime minister to the Jewish nation.

5:10 PM , 08 Jul

Trump Walks up to Modi for 'Impromptu' Chat at G20 Summit

As G20 leaders continued their Summit discussions for the second day, US President Donald Trump walked up to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "an impromptu interaction".

Arvind Panagariya, sherpa for India at the Summit, tweeted about the "interaction", along with pictures of the two leaders and others just before start of the second day of working sessions of the G20 Summit ending.

Panagariya, also the vice-chairman of government think- tank Niti Aayog, is representing India in the negotiations for the leaders' communique.

Besides a series of bilateral meetings, Modi had brief chats with various leaders at the Summit, including with IMF chief Christine Lagarde and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

5:06 PM , 08 Jul

PM Modi Meets UK PM Theresa May

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his British counterpart Theresa May. He asked for UK's cooperation for return of escaped Indian economic offenders.

3:29 PM , 08 Jul

PM Meets South Korea, Italy Leaders at G20

PM Modi on 8 July met Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and South Korean President Moon Jae-in and discussed ways to boost bilateral ties and cooperation at the global level.

The bilateral meetings took place on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in this German port city.

Later in the day, Modi is to hold such meetings with heads of Mexico, Argentina, the UK and Vietnam.

Besides, he will participate in G20 sessions on Partnership with Africa, Migration and Health; and Digitalization, women's empowerment and employment.


Published: 06 Jul 2017, 9:59 PM IST
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