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After Israel visit, PM Modi arrives in German city Hamburg for G20 Summit

On the sidelines of the G20 summit, PM Narendra Modi will also participate in a meeting of leaders of BRICS leaders.

india Updated: Jul 07, 2017 08:33 IST
PM Narendra Modi arrives at the airport in Hamburg, northern Germany, to attend the G20 summit.
PM Narendra Modi arrives at the airport in Hamburg, northern Germany, to attend the G20 summit.(AFP Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived on Thursday in the German city Hamburg to attend the G20 Summit, after wrapping up his historic three-day visit to Israel.

He will attend the summit hosted by Germany on July 7-8.

The theme of the summit this year is ‘Shaping an Inter- connected World’.

“PM @narendramodi reaches Hamburg for the G20 Summit. Key multilateral and bilateral engagements will take place through the summit,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted.

On the sidelines of the summit, Modi is to participate in a meeting of leaders of the BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - grouping on Friday. He is also set to hold bilateral meetings with some of the world leaders there.

The G20, founded in 1999, comprises a mix of the world’s largest and emerging economies, representing about two-thirds of the world’s population, 85% of global gross domestic product and over 75% of global trade.

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