Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the world leaders including Russia’s Putin, China’s Xi Jinping, US’ Trump among others on the sidelines of the 14th edition of G20 Summit in the Japanese city of Osaka.

PM Modi expressed optimism in getting the support of China and Russia on his proposal of organizing a global conference on terrorism. Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale informed after a meeting of RIC nations.

“The Prime Minister said that terrorism is something that is a global challenge, it must be combated by all, he recalled that he has proposed to many world leaders that there should be an international conference on terrorism and he was sure that china and Russia would support it,” he added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also met US president Donald Trump on the sidelines of the summit. In his first meeting with Trump after bagging a second term with a landslide victory, Modi discussed  range on issues including Iran, 5G bilateral relations and Defence relations. Both the leaders are said to have omitted S-400 deal from the discussions.

 

PM Modi also thanked the US President for expressing his ‘love for India’ in a letter delivered by US secretary of State Mike Pompeo while Trump congratulated Modi for his victory in elections 2019.

An informal meeting was held among the leaders of the BRICS nations. In the meeting PM Modi said “Terrorism is the biggest threat to humanity. It not only kills innocents but also severely affects the economic development and social stability.”

 

The BRICS leaders had issued a joint statement which read “We strongly condemn terrorist attacks, including against BRICS countries, in all forms and manifestations, wherever and by whom so ever committed.”

 

Earlier in the day, PM attended a trilateral meet with US and Japan where he discussed the issues related to Indo-Pacific connectivity and infrastructure development. PM also met German Chancellor Angela Merkel and South Korean President Moon-Jae-in.

 

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