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In pics| Handshakes in Hamburg: PM Modi meets top world leaders at G20 Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top leaders of the world- including US President Donald Trump, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and Chinese President Xi Jinping at G20 Summit, bereft of “lingering” handshakes and equally popular bear-hugs.

world Updated: Jul 08, 2017 22:10 IST
U.S. President Donald Trump chats with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) prior to the morning working session on the second day of the G20 economic summit in Hamburg, Germany.  As G20 leaders continued their Summit discussions for the second day here today, US President Donald Trump today walked up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “an impromptu interaction”
U.S. President Donald Trump chats with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) prior to the morning working session on the second day of the G20 economic summit in Hamburg, Germany. As G20 leaders continued their Summit discussions for the second day here today, US President Donald Trump today walked up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “an impromptu interaction”(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed upon his British counterpart Theresa May to ensure UK’s cooperation to bring back economic offenders.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May. (PTI)

Modi also met Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of the G20 Summit. The two leaders also spoke over phone to discuss the Paris Climate Agreement ahead of Modi’s visit to the US last month.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, on the sidelines of the Summit. (PTI)

On the margins of the Summit in Hamburg, Prime Minister Modi had a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.The two leaders briefly reviewed progress in bilateral relations, including in important projects, since their last meeting in Japan. Prime Minister Modi said that he looked forward to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s forthcoming visit to India for the next Annual summit and hoped that it would further strengthen their cooperation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited Norwegian pension funds to invest in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund as he met Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who gifted him a symbolic football.Modi and Solberg discussed bilateral matters, especially strengthening of economic relations.

Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg presenting a symbolic football on Sustainable Development to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 12th G-20 Summit. (PTI)

Continuing his series of bilateral meetings here on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, Modi also met South Korean President Moon Jae-in . Modi congratulated in person Moon on his victory in presidential elections .Both leaders expressed their commitment to further develop the special strategic partnership between India and South Korea, particularly through participation in programmes such as Make in India, Digital India and Start up India.

Hamburg: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. (PTI)

Modi’s discussions with Italy’s Prime Minister Gentiloni focused on promoting bilateral relations, particularly trade and investment and people-to-people ties.Prime Minister Modi invited Italy’s participation in World Food India - the food processing exhibition to be held in India in November this year.The two leaders stressed on the significance of promoting interaction between medium enterprises of the two countries for strengthening bilateral economic cooperation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni on the sidelines of the 12th G-20 Summit (PTI)

India refused to elaborate on the “range of issues” discussed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during their informal conversation yesterday in Hamburg, in the backdrop of a standoff between their armies in the Sikkim sector.

Hamburg : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping exchange greetings at the BRICS leaders' informal gathering in Germany. (PTI)
Hamburg: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a bilateral meeting with Argentine President Mauricio Marci on the sidelines of the 12th G-20 Summit, in Hamburg (PTI)