Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan’s Osaka on Thursday for the G20 summit. The Indian prime minister is set to attend crucial bilateral and plurilateral meetings and meet with world leaders including US President Donald Trump.
This will be Prime Minister Modi’s sixth G20 summit which is being held at Osaka on June 28-29. Following are the G20 members: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the EU, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the US, and the UK.
Apart from Trump, Prime Minister Modi will also meet Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and other leaders during the G20 summit.
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.
On the sidelines, Modi said he “looks forward to engaging with leaders of our major partner countries on important issues of bilateral and global importance”.
“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.