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G20 summit 2019 live- Iran, 5G, defence to be focus of talks with Trump: PM Modi

G20 summit 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi also thanked the US President for expressing his “love towards India” in a letter recently delivered by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

By HT Correspondent | Jun 28, 2019 14:52 IST
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G20 Summit Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held bilateral talks with US President Donald Trump and discussed a host of key issues including trade, defence and 5G communications networks ahead of the formal opening of the G20 Summit.

Modi said that he wants to discuss Iran, 5G, bilateral relations and defence relations with Trump.

He also thanked the US President for expressing his “love towards India” in a letter recently delivered by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Also Read| PM Modi, US President Donald Trump hold talks; discuss trade, defence

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2:52 pm IST

PM Modi hosted Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping for an informal RIC meeting

MEA tweets: Together addressing global challenges

PM @narendramodi hosted Russian President Putin & Chinese President Xi for an informal ‘RIC’ meeting in Osaka. Discussed counter-terrorism, international hot-spot issues, reformed multilateralism & climate change.

 

2:47 pm IST

Donald Trump says no tariff reprieve for China, expects productive talks with Xi

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he had not promised Chinese President Xi Jinping a reprieve from escalating tariffs in a trade war that is casting a shadow on global growth, but felt their talks planned for the next day would be productive.

Beijing, for its part, said it hoped Washington would meet halfway to settle a bitter trade feud that, along with signs of a global slowdown, has loomed over a two-day Group of 20 summit that began in Japan’s western city of Osaka.

2:39 pm IST

PM Modi had pull aside meetings with Vietnam PM and World Bank President

MEA tweets: And more meetings

PM @narendramodi had ‘pull-aside’ meetings with PM of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc and @WorldBank President David Malpass in the Leaders’ Lounge on the margins of #G20 Summit in #Osaka.

 

2:37 pm IST

With #G20 leaders during the Summit in Osaka

PM Modi tweets: With G20 leaders during the Summit in Osaka.

 

2:20 pm IST

Terrorism must be combated by all: Vijay Gokhale

Foreign Secretary: PM said that terrorism is something that is a global challenge, it must be combated by all, he recalled that he has proposed to many world leaders that there should be international conference on terrorism & he was sure that China and Russia would support it.

2:15 pm IST

All 3 leaders agreed that in an era of economic and global change, it’s important to maintain the trend of globalization: Vijay Gokhale

Foreign Secretay Vijay Gokhale on Russia-India-China meeting on sidelines of G20 Summit: All 3 leaders agreed that in an era of economic and global change, it’s important to maintain the trend of globalization, a free rule based trading system, to oppose tendency towards protectionism.

 

2:00 pm IST

PM Modi meets Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and President of France Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of #G20Summit in Osaka, Japan.

 

1:52 pm IST

Interactions with world leaders continue on the sidelines of the Osaka G20 Summit

PMO tweets: Interactions with world leaders continue on the sidelines of the Osaka G20 Summit.

 

1:32 pm IST

Iran, 5G, defence to be focus of talks with Trump: PM Modi

Iran, 5G, defence to be focus of talks with Trump, says PM Modi.

1:09 pm IST

PM Modi at RIC Leaders’ Informal meet in Osaka, Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at RIC Leaders’ Informal meet in Osaka, Japan.

 

12:53 pm IST

PM Modi presented his vision of maximising digital technology for society benefit

MEA tweets: Shaping the agenda

PM @narendramodi presented his vision of maximising digital technology for society benefit in his intervention at G20 on Digital Economy & AI. The 5 ‘I’s are -

Inclusiveness

Indigenization

Innovation

Investment in infrastructure & International cooperation.

 

12:17 pm IST

Donald Trump expects ‘productive’ meeting with China’s Xi

Donald Trump expects ‘productive’ meeting with China’s Xi, reports AFP.

11:29 am IST

PM Modi, Angela Merkel discussed enhancing cooperation in artificial intelligence, E-mobility etc

MEA tweets: Further enriching a cherished friendship.

PM @narendramodi met Chancellor Merkel of #Germany on the margins of #G20OsakaSummit. Discussed enhancing cooperation in artificial intelligence, E-mobility, cyber security, railway modernisation & skill development. @eoiberlin

 

11:20 am IST

Giving impetus to friendship with Germany: PMO

PMO tweets: Giving impetus to friendship with Germany.

Chancellor Merkel and PM @narendramodi discuss ways to diversify and deepen India-Germany ties.

Chancellor Merkel also congratulated PM Modi on the recent electoral victory.

 

11:16 am IST

PM Modi meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel on sidelines of G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan.

 

11:14 am IST

President Moon Jae-in is extremely passionate about furthering friendship between India and the Republic of Korea: PM Modi

PM Modi tweets: It is always special to meet my good friend, President Moon Jae-in. He is extremely passionate about furthering friendship between India and the Republic of Korea. Today, we talked about various steps to enhance trade, economic and people-to-people relations. @moonriver365

 

11:12 am IST

PM Modi with other leaders of G20

PM Narendra Modi with other leaders of the G20 at the Leaders’ lounge.

 

11:10 am IST

Russia’s Vladimir Putin says Trump meeting will help continue dialogue

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that his face-to-face meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Osaka would be a good opportunity to continue dialogue between the leaders following their summit in Helsinki last year.

“We have things to discuss,” Putin said in brief comments to reporters ahead of the meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

10:44 am IST

Our talks today will add great strength to bilateral ties between our nation: PM Modi on meeting Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. We reviewed the full range of relations between India and Saudi Arabia. Our talks today will add great strength to bilateral ties between our nations, says PM Modi.

 

10:43 am IST

China warns of ‘severe threats’ to global order at G20

China warned on Friday that protectionism and “bullying” were threatening the world order as President Xi Jinping met other leaders at the G20 summit ahead of high-stakes talks with Donald Trump, reports AFP.

Xi met three of his African counterparts Friday morning on the sidelines of the G20 summit of major world economies, which opened in Osaka amid the US-China trade war, geopolitical tensions, and divisions over climate change.

“All leaders in the meeting stressed that unilateralism, protectionism, and bullying practices are on the rise, posing severe threats to economic globalisation and international order, and severe challenges to the external environment of developing countries,” Chinese foreign ministry official Dai Bing told reporters.

10:41 am IST

Donald Trump hails ‘very, very good relationship’ with Vladimir Putin

Donald Trump hails ‘very, very good relationship’ with Vladimir Putin, reports AFP.

10:38 am IST

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin begin bilateral talks in Osaka

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin begin bilateral talks in Osaka, reports AFP.

10:23 am IST

Protectionism and unilateralism run counter to the spirit and rules of the World Trade Organization: Joint statement of BRICS leaders

Joint Statement of BRICS leaders at the G20 Summit: We are committed to transparent, non-discriminatory, open, free and inclusive international trade. Protectionism and unilateralism run counter to the spirit and rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

10:21 am IST

Joint Statement of BRICS leaders at the G20 Summit

Joint Statement of BRICS leaders at the G20 Summit: Corruption, including illicit money and financial flows, and ill-gotten wealth stashed in foreign jurisdictions, is a global challenge which may impact negatively on economic growth and sustainable development.

 

10:19 am IST

Delighted to meet BRICS leaders: PM Modi

PM Modi tweets: The BRICS family comes together yet again!

Delighted to meet BRICS leaders. Shared my thoughts on the importance of access to energy and energy security, making WTO mechanisms stronger and fighting protectionism and close cooperation to eliminate forces of terror.

 

10:18 am IST

PM Modi and South Korea President expressed mutual desire to synergize India’s Act East Policy

MEA tweets:

A natural partnership strengthened by historical ties.

On the margins of #G20 Summit PM @narendramodi had a good meeting with President of Republic of Korea, @moonriver365. Expressed mutual desire to synergize our Act East Policy with South Korea’s New Southern Policy.

 

10:08 am IST

All BRICS countries condemn terrorism in all its forms: Foreign secretary

Vijay Gokhale, foreign secretary , at media briefing at Osaka at G20 summit, said, “All the BRICS countries condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, reiterated responsibility for preventing financing of terrorism, for using territories and Internet for terror purposes.” :ANI

9:47 am IST

PM Modi joins other G20 leaders at commencement of G20 Summit

MEA tweets: Global approach to global challenges.

PM @narendramodi joins other #G20 leaders at the commencement of the #G20 summit. In the coming four sessions, leaders will discuss collective strategies to address existing and emerging challenges facing the world.

 

9:35 am IST

India stands committed to further deepen economic and cultural relations with USA: PM Modi

PM Modi tweets: The talks with @POTUS were wide ranging. We discussed ways to leverage the power of technology, improve defence and security ties as well as issues relating to trade.

India stands committed to further deepen economic and cultural relations with USA. @realDonaldTrump

 

9:21 am IST

Japan PM Abe calls for strong G20 message on free trade

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday urged leaders from the Group of 20 major economies to deliver a strong message to support “free, fair and indiscriminate” trade as he expressed “deep concerns” over the current landscape of global trade, reports Reuters

Speaking on the first day of the two-day Osaka G20 summit meeting, Abe also said Japan, as a flag-bearer of free trade, would strongly promote improvement in a multilateral trade system and negotiations over agreements on economic cooperation.

“Today, I want to discuss with leaders measures to further enhance momentum towards reform in WTO, (World Trade Organisation)”, he said.

9:11 am IST

US opposes data localisation: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on digital economy at G20 Summit: We must ensure resilience and security of our 5G networks, it’s essential to our shared safetyand prosperity. US opposes data localisation and policies which have been used to restrict digital trade and violate privacy and intellectual property protections.

 

9:00 am IST

PM Modi holds bilateral meeting South Korea President Moon Jae-in

Japan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds bilateral meeting with President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, on the sidelines of G20 Summit in Osaka.

 

8:56 am IST

PM Modi met Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia on sidelines of G20 Summit

MEA tweets: An invaluable strategic partner.

PM @narendramodi met with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on the margins of the #G20. Discussed deepening cooperation in trade & investment, energy security, counter terrorism, among other areas.

 

8:50 am IST

G20 Summit begins in Osaka, Japan

G 20 Summit begins in Osaka, Japan. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe opened the meeting, which will be dominated by contentious discussions on trade, geopolitical tensions and climate change.

 

8:45 am IST

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping meet Shiinzo Abe

US President Donald Trump, Russia President Vladimir Putin, and China President Xi Jinping meet Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the G 20 Summit in Osaka, Japan.

 

8:44 am IST

G-20 leaders during family photo at the summit in Japan

G-20 leaders during family photo at the summit in Japan.

 

8:43 am IST

Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Theresa May meet Shinzo Abe

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel, France President Emmanuel Macron, and UK Prime Minister Theresa May meet Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the G 20 Summit in Osaka, Japan.

 

8:42 am IST

PM Modi put forward a 5-point approach to address common challenges facing the world

MEA tweets: Taking forward the BRICS spirit.

PM @narendramodi along with other #BRICS leaders exchanged views on regional, multilateral and global cooperation. PM put forward a 5-point approach to address common challenges facing the world.

 

8:29 am IST

PM Modi spoke about strengthening WTO

PMO tweets: BRICS leaders met in Osaka, on the sidelines of the #G20 Summit.

In his remarks, PM @narendramodi spoke about strengthening WTO, fighting protectionism, ensuring energy security and the need to work together to fight terrorism.

8:22 am IST

PM Modi holds bilateral meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a bilateral meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines of the G 20 Summit in Osaka, Japan.

 

8:12 am IST

PM Modi with Japan PM Shinzo Abe at G 20 Summit in Osaka

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the G 20 Summit in Osaka, Japan.

 

8:01 am IST

PM Modi gives “five suggestions” to tackle the “three major challenges”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives “five suggestions” to tackle the “three major challenges” he outlined at the informal meeting of BRICS leaders on the sidelines of the #G20Summit in Osaka, Japan.

 

7:56 am IST

PM Modi addressed the issue of climate change

The prime minister also addressed the issue of climate change and said that there is a need to develop renewable energy and appealed for global efforts in this direction.

7:54 am IST

Terrorism not only kills innocents, it also severely affects economic development and social stability: PM Modi

Terrorism not only kills innocents, it also severely affects economic development and social stability: PM Modi.

7:51 am IST

Xi Jinping agrees ‘in principle’ to Japan state visit next year

Chinese President Xi Jinping has agreed “in principle” to pay a state visit to Japan next spring at the invitation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in a further thaw in bilateral ties, reports AFP.

7:50 am IST

Need to step up policy coordination: Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping said that as the BRICS had entered a second decade, there was a need to step up policy coordination. We see increase in instability in global economy, increase in protectionism.

7:48 am IST

PM Modi outlines “Three major challenges” at the informal meeting of BRICS leaders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlines “Three major challenges” at the informal meeting of BRICS leaders on the sidelines of the G 20 Summit in Osaka, Japan.

 

7:45 am IST

We have to stop all mediums of support to terrorism and racism:PM Modi

PM Modi at informal BRICS meeting in Osaka: Terrorism is the biggest threat to humanity. Not only it takes lives of the innocents, it negatively affects economical development and communal harmony. We have to stop all mediums of support to terrorism and racism. Global coalition against terror need of the hour.

7:42 am IST

PM Modi, Donald Trump discussed cooperation in 5G, defence and security and trade: MEA

MEA tweets: Enriching the global strategic partnership

PM @narendramodi had an open & productive meeting with POTUS @realDonaldTrump on the margins of #G20 Summit. The two leaders discussed various aspects of mutual interest with a focus on cooperation in 5G, defence & security & trade.

 

7:33 am IST

S-400 issue wasn’t discussed: Foreign Secretary on US-India bilateral meeting

Foreign Secretary on US-India bilateral: S-400 issue wasn’t discussed. On Iran, primary focus was on how we ensure stability there, as instability affects us in many ways, not just in matter of energy needs,but also in terms of our large diaspora in Gulf, 8 million Indians in the Gulf.

 

7:32 am IST

Main topic of discussion was Indo-Pacific: Vijay Gokhale on Japan-India-US trilateral meeting

Foreign Secretary on Japan-India-US trilateral meeting: Main topic of discussion was Indo-Pacific, how the 3 countries can work together in terms of connectivity, infrastructure, ensuring peace & security,& in terms of working together to build upon this new concept. #G20Summit.

 

7:29 am IST

An informal BRICS meeting is underway in Osaka, on the sidelines of G 20 Summit

Japan: An informal BRICS meeting is underway in Osaka, on the sidelines of G 20 Summit.

 

7:26 am IST

Trilateral meeting focussed on how the 3 countries can work together towards a stable Indo-Pacific region: MEA

MEA tweets: 2nd ‘JAI’ - Japan-America-India Trilateral Meeting between PM @narendramodi, Japanese PM @AbeShinzo & POTUS @realDonaldTrump on margins of #G20 Summit. Discussion focused on how the 3 countries can together work together towards an open, stable and rule-based Indo-Pacific region.

 

7:24 am IST

BRICS leaders pose for a picture on sidelines of G 20 Summit in Osaka

BRICS leaders- Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro, Russia President Vladimir Putin, PM Narendra Modi, China President Xi Jinping and South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa, pose for a picture on the sidelines of G 20 Summit in Osaka, Japan.

 

7:22 am IST

Today’s meeting of the JAI Trilateral was a productive one: PM Modi

PM Modi tweets: Today’s meeting of the JAI Trilateral was a productive one. We had extensive discussions on the Indo-Pacific region, improving connectivity and infrastructure development.

Grateful to PM @AbeShinzo and President @realDonaldTrump for sharing their views as well.

 

7:21 am IST

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the venue of G 20 Summit in Osaka

Japan: Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the venue of G 20 Summit in Osaka.

 

7:20 am IST

Message is same as last 3 days. We have a lot of time, no rush: Donald Trump on Iran

US President Trump on Iran: The message is the same as last 3 days. We have a lot of time, no rush. They can take their time. There is absolutely no time pressure. I think in the end hopefully it’s going to work out. If it works out, great, if it doesn’t, you’ll be hearing about it.

 

7:17 am IST

You (PM Modi) deserve victory in general elections: Donald Trump

US President: You (PM Modi) deserve it (victory in General elections). You have done a great job in pulling together. I remember when you first took over, there were many factions and they were fighting with each other and now they get along. It’s a fantastic tribute to you and your abilities.

7:16 am IST

We will be discussing trade today: Donald Trump

We have become great friends and our countries have never been closer. I can say that with surety. We will work together in many ways including military, we will be discussing trade today: Donald Trump.

 

7:14 am IST

I would like to have discussions on 4 issues- Iran, 5G, our bilateral relations and defence relations: PM Modi

In this meeting, I would like to have discussions on 4 issues- Iran, 5G, our bilateral relations and defence relations: PM Modi

 

7:13 am IST

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at the venue of G 20 Summit in Osaka

Japan: British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at the venue of G 20 Summit in Osaka.

 

7:12 am IST

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives at the venue of G 20 Summit in Osaka

Japan: Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives at the venue of G 20 Summit in Osaka.

 

7:11 am IST

PM Modi and Donald Trump held bilateral meeting between India and US

Japan: PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump at bilateral meeting between India and US in Osaka.

 

7:10 am IST

Japan, America and India, ‘JAI’, means victory: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the trilateral meeting between United States, Japan and India in Osaka on the sidelines of G 20 Summit : Japan, America and India, ‘JAI’, means victory.

 

7:07 am IST

Donald Trump congratulates PM Modi and Shinzo Abe on their election win

US President Donald Trump at the trilateral meeting between US, Japan and India in Osaka: Mr Modi, Congratulations on your great victory. I should say congratulations to both because Shinzo also had a great victory. You are doing a great job to your countries.

 

7:05 am IST

Trilateral meeting being held between Japan, India and United States on the sidelines of G 20 Summit in Osaka

Japan: Trilateral meeting being held between Japan, India and United States on the sidelines of G 20 Summit in Osaka.

 

7:04 am IST

PM Modi said he wants to discuss Iran, 5G, bilateral relations and defence relations with Donald Trump

PM Modi said that he wants to discuss Iran, 5G, bilateral relations and defence relations with Trump. He also thanked the US President for expressing his “love towards India” in a letter recently delivered by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

7:00 am IST

PM Modi held bilateral talks with US president Donald Trump

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held bilateral talks with US President Donald Trump and discussed a host of key issues including trade, defence and 5G communications networks ahead of the formal opening of the G-20 Summit.