Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived Japan for the G20 Summit in Osaka, which will be held from June 28, 2019, to June 29, 2019. PM Modi is expected to meet several world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, along with attending important plurilateral meetings. It is the sixth time that the prime minister is attending the G20 Summit.

In a detailed statement before leaving for the G20 summit, PM Modi said that he would use the platform to highlight issues such as women empowerment, artificial intelligence and common efforts to address challenges like terrorism. He added that the platform will also underline India’s strong developmental experience of the last five years.

PM Modi in Japan Live updates: 

— PM Abe referred specifically to PM Modi’s initiative in earlier G20 meetings on the issue of fugitive economic offenders and he said that G20 should deal with this problem as part of its anti-corruption measures, Gokhle said. Both PMs would meet again tomorrow for a trilateral meeting between Japan, India & US, he added. “There was a brief discussion on the Indo-Pacific initiative that all three countries are separately pursuing and discussing together. Apart from that, there was a brief discussion on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed railway as well as the convention centre in Varanasi. Both leaders held a review of progress in this regard,” he said. 

— Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale has spoken about Japan PM Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting on the sidelines of G20 summit. He said it was a very warm meeting as both the leaders were old friends. They had a very constructive and detailed discussion on the bilateral relationship, he added. 

— The prime minister met his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe the sidelines of G20 summit. India recently informed that the two leaders have discussed a broad range of topics of mutual interests. Prime Minister Modi congratulated Japan for entering into the new era of Reiwa and highlighted strong ties.

— Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his overwhelming win in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He added that he is looking forward to visiting India. PM Modi also thanked in response and expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome that Japan government accorded to India. 


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