G20 Summit: Narendra Modi to hold 10 bilateral meetings on sidelines; talks expected with France, Japan, BRICS leaders

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold 10 bilateral meetings, including the ones with France, Japan, Indonesia, US, and Turkey, on the sidelines of G20 Summit in Japan.

He will also be meeting leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) and Russia-India-China (RIC).

Modi will attend the G20 Summit being held at Osaka from 28 to 29 June and is likely to raise the issues of energy security, countering terrorism and return of economic fugitives.

The summit is centered around the theme "Human-Centred Future Society" and will adopt a declaration.

 G20 Summit: Narendra Modi to hold 10 bilateral meetings on sidelines; talks expected with France, Japan, BRICS leaders

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Reuters

According to Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), the issues of importance for India at G20 includes energy security, financial stability, disaster resilient infrastructure, reformed multilateralism, WTO reforms, countering terrorism, the return of economic fugitives, food security, the democratisation of technologies and portable social security schemes.

During the summit, the world leaders will discuss free trade and economic growth, global economy including taxation, finance, digital economy, and artificial intelligence, inclusive and sustainable world.

India has participated in all the G20 summits held so far and will host the summit in 2022 for the first time. India, Russia, and China will hold a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit.

Besides India and the host Japan, other participants are the US, UK, European Union, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Russia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Korea, South Africa, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.

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Updated Date: Jun 25, 2019 16:58:47 IST