NEW DELHI / OSAKA: Prime MinisterNarendra Modiran a meeting marathon at the G-20 summit at Osaka with nine bilateral meetings, two plurilaterals and one multilateral (Brics) that included trade, counter-terrorism, energy, climate from a range of issues. change, maritime security and Iran
On Saturday, Modi finished with six important bilateral meetings withIndonesia, Brazil,Turkey, Australia, Singapore and Chile. The new Australian Prime MinisterScott Morrisontweeted a selfie with Modi on the comment “kithana acha hai Modi” and reciprocated by the Indian leader, by Morrison as “mate” and noting he was “stoked about the energy” of India-Australia ties .
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– Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP)1561765703000
Modi started Saturday with a meeting with Indonesian PresidentJoko Widodo(Jokowi), who has also recently been re-elected and whose stress on maritime security offers synergies for India The discussions ended with Morrison
Altogether, Modi met leaders of Japan, US, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Germany, Indonesia, Brazil, Turkey and Australia and also had eight pull-aside meetings withThailand, Vietnam, World Bank, UNSG, France, Italy, Singapore and Chile. As in Beunos Aires, he participated in two plurilaterals – JAI (Japan-America-India) and RIC (Russia-India-China) and also met the Indian community.
With Jokowi, Modi discussed trade and investment, defense and marine issues India is developing the Sabang port in Indonesia, a big strategic step in the nation that straddles crucial waterways in the Indian Ocean. “Beginning Day 2 of the #G20 Summit by meeting a valued friend. PM @narendramodi holds talks with President @Jokowi on ways to deepen India-Indonesia cooperation, “The PMO tweeted.
In a tweet, the Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, “Taking forward the broad strategic partnership … Trade & Investment, Defense, Maritime, Space andIndo-Pacificvision on views of exchange in discussing expanding cooperation”.
Deepening the close & multifaceted strategic partnership PM @narendramodi & Brazilian President @jairbolsonaro hel … https://t.co/TO2UhvOi6C
Soon after, Modi met Brazil PresidentJair Bolsonarowith a focus on trade and investment, agriculture and bio-fuels in the context of climate change. “Deepening the close & multifaceted strategic partnership. PM @narendramodi & Brazilian President @jairbolsonaro held wide-ranging discussions on bilateral relations, “Kumar tweeted.
Modi’s talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan covered defense and counter-terrorism They talked about the strong development partnership between India and Turkey. “A productive meeting with President @RTErdogan on the sidelines of the #G20 Summit. Both talked about the strong development partnership between India and Turkey, “the PMO tweeted.
PM @narendramodi & Turkish President @RTErdogan met on the margins of #G20OsakaSummit. Discussions focused on trade … https://t.co/4ooW8sprA3
In his meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Prime Minister Modi had “good discussions on enhancing cooperation in sports, mining technology, defense and marine cooperation and Indo-Pacific”. The bonhomie between Morrison and Modi on the full display with the Australian Prime Minister’s selfie going viral. Modi too had pulled-aside meetings with his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong, with whom he has a good rapport, and Chilean President Sebastian Pinera and exchanged views on strengthening bilateral relations.