G20 Summit: Modi’s Visit Ends with 6 Bilateral Meets on Last Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral meetings with leaders of Indonesia, Brazil, Turkey, Australia, Singapore and Chile, and discussed a host of key issues including trade, counter-terrorism, defence, maritime security and sports.

Modi, who was in Osaka, Japan, for the two-day G20 Summit, held his first official engagement on the last day of the summit with Indonesian President Joko Widodo. The two leaders discussed ways to deepen bilateral cooperation in trade and investment, defence and maritime fronts. In a tweet, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, “Discussed expanding cooperation in trade & investment, defence, maritime, space & exchanged views on Indo-Pacific vision”.

Soon after, Modi met Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro and held wide-ranging discussions on bilateral relationship, especially cooperation in trade and investment, agriculture and biofuels in the context of climate change. He then met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Kumar said their discussion focused on trade and investment, defence, counter terrorism, IT and civil aviation.

In his meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Prime Minister Modi had “good discussions on enhancing cooperation in sports, mining technology, defence and maritime cooperation and Indo-Pacific”.

The prime minister then had pull-aside meetings with his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong and Chilean President Sebastian Pinera and exchanged views on strengthening bilateral relations.

Overall, Modi held nine bilateral meetings, eight pull-aside meetings and two plurilateral meetings.

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