Osaka (Japan): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in Japan for the G20 Summit during which he will attend important plurilateral meetings and meet with the world leaders including US President Donald Trump. This will be Prime Minister Modi’s sixth G20 Summit which is being held at Osaka on 28-29 June.
According to the Ministry of External Affairs, PM Modi will on Thursday morning hold bilateral and multilateral meetings with several leaders. The Prime Minister will be in Osaka for three days.
Upon his arrival, PM Modi was greeted by the Indian community at the Swissotel Nankai, where he was welcomed with chants of ‘Modi, Modi’.
The White House said Trump and Modi would hold a bilateral meeting on 28 June. This would be the third engagement of Trump on Friday, which would start with his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at 8.30 AM local time. Thereafter, Modi would join Abe and Trump for a tri-lateral meeting at 9.15 AM.
In his departure statement, he said that issues such as women empowerment, artificial intelligence and common efforts to address challenges like terrorism will be high on his agenda.
“The summit will provide an important opportunity to reiterate and reinforce our strong support to reformed multilateralism, which is crucial for preserving rule-based international order in today’s fast-changing world,” Modi said.
The summit, he said, will also be a platform for sharing India’s strong developmental experience of the last five years, which provided the basis for a resounding mandate by the people of India to the government to continue on the path of progress and stability.
He said the two-day Osaka summit will also be an important stepping stone for India towards hosting the G20 summit in 2022 “when we usher in a New “I also look forward to hosting the next Russia, India and China (RIC) Informal Summit on the sidelines, and also to participate in the next informal meetings of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and JAI (Japan, America and India) leaders,” he added.
Apart from Trump, Prime Minister Modi will also meet Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and other leaders during the G20 Summit.