PRIME Minister Narendra Modi held a trilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin here on Friday and discussed global hot-spot issues like terrorism and climate change. Modi, who is in Osaka, Japan for the G20 Summit, hosted Xi and Putin for an informal RIC (Russia-India-China) meeting here. The three countries, in a joint communique of the 16th Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Russia, India and China, strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
In his opening remarks, Prime Minister Modi said that the trilateral meeting in Osaka is a useful medium of discussion and coordination on major global issues. After a long time, the three leaders met in Argentina at the summit level last year. “As the world’s leading economies, the exchange of views between us, on the economic, political and security situation of the world, is important. Our trilateral meeting today is a useful medium of discussion and coordination on major global issues.
“During the meeting of our Foreign Ministers in China in February, views were discussed on many issues. These include cooperation on issues of counter-terrorism, international hot-spot, reformed multilateralism, climate change under RIC,” Modi said. “Together addressing global challenges. PM @narendramodi hosted Russian President Putin & Chinese President Xi for an informal ‘RIC’ meeting in Osaka. Discussed counter-terrorism, international hot-spot issues, reformed multilateralism & climate change,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
PM, Saudi Prince discuss counter-terrorism PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held bilateral talks with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman and discussed deepening cooperation in trade and investment, energy security and counter-terrorism with the “invaluable strategic partner” in Osaka. In a significant step, Saudi Arabia has increased India’s Haj quota from 1,70,000 to 2,00,000, paving the way for 30,000 more Indians to go for the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in the kingdom. Addressing a press conference after the meeting, Foreign Secretary
Modi meets Angela Merkel, discusses ways to deepen Indo-German ties
PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met German Chancellor Angela Merkel and discussed ways to deepen the Indo-German relations and enhance cooperation in areas like Artificial Intelligence and cyber security. “Further enriching a cherished friendship. PM @narendramodi met Chancellor Merkel of #Germany on the margins of#G20OsakaSummit.Discussed enhancing cooperation in Artificial Intelligence, E-mobility, cyber security, railway modernisation & skill development. @eoiberlin,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
Chancellor Merkel also congratulated Modi on the recent electoral victory, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a tweet. “Giving impetus to friendship with Germany. Chancellor Merkel and PM @narendramodi discuss ways to diversify and deepen India-Germany ties,” the PMO tweeted. Germany is India’s largest trade partner in the 28-member EU bloc. In 2016-17, the bilateral trade turnover was USD 18.76 billion, with India exporting goods worth USD 7.18 billion to Germany and importing German products worth USD 11.58 billion, according to German media.
Vijay Gokhale said that the Crown Prince had promised Prime Minister Modi that India’s Haj quota would be raised from 1,70,000 to 2,00,000 annually.