G20 Summit: India Will Play Host in 2022, Says PM Modi

Modi, Trump and Abe will hold a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the two-day summit.

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US President Donald Trump and other heads of state react to Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Neto being the last one to arrive for the family photo at the G20 summit on 30 November.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese premier Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, 30 November, held a trilateral meeting, the second among the three countries after a gap of 12 years, on the sidelines of the G-20 summit here to discuss cooperation in various areas.

The Russia-India-China meeting came hours after Prime Minister Modi, his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump held their first trilateral meeting on the margins of the summit. PM Modi termed the meeting ‘JAI’ (Japan, America, India), literally translating to victory.

Modi arrived in the Argentinian capital on Thursday to attend the 13th G20 summmit.

Snapshot
  • Besides Trump, Abe and Xi Jinping, Modi will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the event
  • A bilateral meeting between Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron is being worked out

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3:29 PM, 29 Nov

PM Modi Arrives in Buenos Aires

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, 29 November arrived in Argentina's capital of Buenos Aires to attend the 13th G20 summit. He is expected to discuss ways to meet the new and upcoming challenges of the coming decade with other world leaders, including US President Donald Trump.

He was greeted by the Indian diaspora at a hotel in Buenos Aires.

On the sidelines of the two-day summit, Modi, Trump and Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe will hold a trilateral meeting amidst China flexing its muscles in the strategic Indo-Pacific region.

The trilateral, which would be an expansion of the bilateral meeting between Trump and Abe, is part of the series of meetings the US president would have on the sidelines of the G20 summit on 30 November and 1 December.

(With inputs from PTI, AP and ANI)

3:29 PM, 29 Nov

What's on PM Modi's Agenda?

Besides Trump and Abe, Modi will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the event, the Ministry of External Affairs had said on the eve of his departure.

Modi will also meet UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Argentinian President Mauricio Macri, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, along with the prime ministers of Spain, Jamaica, the Netherlands and the president of the European Union and the European Council.

A bilateral meeting between Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron is also being worked out.

The prime minister will also speak on his flagship programmes like the Jan Dhan Yojana, the Mudra scheme, Ayushman Bharat, and soil health card at the G20 Summit.

Modi will make a pitch to countries who are not within the Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn to join the International Solar Alliance. He will also highlight the risks posed by oil price volatility and raise the issue of combating terror financing and money laundering.

Among the issues to be discussed will be the strengthening of the WTO. The meeting is being held amid the ongoing trade war between the US and China.

Modi said that through the 10 years of its existence, the G20 has strived to promote stable and sustainable global growth.

"I will highlight the need for reformed multilateralism which reflects the contemporary realities and can effectively strengthen collective action for global good," he said.

4:42 PM, 29 Nov

Trump Cancels Sit-Down With Putin

Just a day before the G20 summit opens, US President Donald Trump on Thursday, 29 November cancelled the sit-down with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Argentina following Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian naval ships last weekend.

The Kremlin had said on Wednesday, 28 November that it expected the meeting between Putin and Trump to go ahead as planned.

5:28 PM, 29 Nov

PM Modi to Meet Saudi Crown Prince and UN Secretary-General

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be holding bilateral meetings with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, ANI reported, citing sources.


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