India will host the G20 Summit in 2022, the 75th year of Independence, announced Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
PM Modi at #G20Summit: It's India's 75th Independence Day in 2022 & we had requested Italy if we can get '22 instead of '21 (for hosting G20 summit).They accepted our request, others accepted it too.I'm grateful & I invite leadership from across the world to come to India in 2022 pic.twitter.com/5vl6yFe2HP
— ANI (@ANI) December 1, 2018
Modi on Saturday met his Netherlands counterpart Mark Rutt, Spanish premier Pedro Sanchez and Jamaican prime minister Andrew Michael Holness on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires and discussed several issues of bilateral interest like climate change, river rejuvenation and renewable energy.
The G20 is a grouping of the world's 20 major economies.
Calling Rutt his "friend", Modi said they discussed issues related to economic and cultural ties between India and the Netherlands.
He also invited Netherlands to participate in river rejuvenation and inland waterways infrastructure projects in India.
"Happy to meet my friend, @MinPres Mark Rutte. Our talks today focussed on boosting economic and cultural ties between India and the Netherlands," Modi tweeted.
Following the meeting between the two leaders, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Ravish Kumar tweeted, "Nurturing warm relations...the prime minister invited Netherlands to participate in river rejuvenation & inland waterways infrastructure projects, and shared views on climate change and regional situation."
Modi and the Spanish prime minister discussed ways to further develop the bilateral relationship between the two nations.
In a tweet, Kumar said the two leaders discussed "issues of bilateral interest and explore potential for further development of bilateral relationship."
With inputs from PTI
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Updated Date: Dec 01, 2018 23:47:28 IST