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G20 Summit 2019 highlights: 130 crore Indians formed an even stronger government

PM Modi in Japan live updates: This will be Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sixth G20 Summit which is being held at Osaka on June 28-29.

By HT Correspondent | Jun 27, 2019 22:41 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in Japan for the G20 Summit during which he will attend important plurilateral meetings and meet with the world leaders including US President Donald Trump.

“Early morning arrival in Osaka. The #G20 Summit, bilateral and multilateral interactions await PM @narendramodi in the coming two days. He will elaborate on many issues of global importance and present India’s viewpoint,” the prime minister’s office (PMO) tweeted.

This will be Prime Minister Modi’s sixth G20 Summit which is being held at Osaka on June 28-29.

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4:37 pm IST

Besides Delhi and Ahmedabad, I had the opportunity to take PM Abe to Varanasi: PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi in Japan: Besides Delhi and Ahmedabad, I had the opportunity to take PM Abe to Varanasi. He visited my parliamentary constituency and participated in the Ganga aarti there. Whenever he got the opportunity, he spoke of this divine experience.

4:36 pm IST

PM Modi thanks the diaspora for the warm welcome extended to him on his many visits to Japan

PM Modi thanks the diaspora for the warm welcome extended to him on his many visits to Japan.

4:35 pm IST

After I became PM in 2014 I got an opportunity to strengthen India-Japan friendship: PM Modi

After I became PM in 2014 I got an opportunity to strengthen India-Japan friendship, together with my friend PM Shinzo Abe. We took our diplomatic relations beyond the purview of capitals and ambassadors and took them directly among public, says PM Modi.

 

4:32 pm IST

We will continue to chase development milestones that are comparable to people’s rising aspirations: PM Modi

We will continue to chase development milestones that are comparable to people’s rising aspirations, says PM Modi.

4:30 pm IST

After World War-2, India and Japan’s relationship grew all the more strong: PM Modi

PM in Japan: Swami Vivekananda, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, Neta ji Subhash Chandra Bose, Justice Radhabinod Pal, many Indians strengthened India’s relationship with Japan. And that’s why after World War-2, India and Japan’s relationship grew all the more strong.

 

4:29 pm IST

We want an Indian space station too: PM Modi

India’s space exploration programme is a serious one. India has set an example for the rest of the world with its low cost space tech. We are going to launch Chandrayaan 2, we also aim to send Gaganyan by 2022. We want some Indian to unfurl the Indian flag in the space. We want an Indian space station too, says PM Modi

4:26 pm IST

There is no part of India that doesn’t bear an imprint left by Japanese projects: PM Modi

There is no part of India that doesn’t bear an imprint left by Japanese projects. We want to make India a 5-trillion dollar economy, social and digital infrastructure are key areas for us.We have set a goal to create ecosystem for 50k startups in the next 5 year, says PM Modi.

4:25 pm IST

When it comes to India’s relations with the world, Japan holds an important position: PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi in Japan: When it comes to India’s relations with the world, Japan holds an important position. These relations are not from today but dates back to centuries. It has harmony and respect for each other’s culture in its foundation.

 

4:24 pm IST

Dhyan in India is called Zen in Japan, ‘Sewa’ in India has same meaning as the Japanese Sewa: PM Modi

Dhyan in India is called Zen in Japan, ‘Sewa’ in India has same meaning as the Japanese Sewa, says PM Modi.

4:19 pm IST

Indian silk threads are used for a festival in Kyoto: PM Modi

Indian silk threads are used for a festival in Kyoto. Some Japanese idols have a direct link with 7 Indian gods and goddesses, says PM Modi.

4:17 pm IST

130 crore Indians formed an even stronger government: PM Modi

PM Modi in Kobe, Japan: 130 Crore Indians formed an even stronger government. This is big. After three decades, for the first time, a govt with clear majority formed govt for the second time in a row.

4:14 pm IST

No other democratic election of this magnitude has been held before in the history of mankind: PM Modi

No other democratic election of this magnitude has been held before in the history of mankind. Every Indian must be proud of such an exercise. This proves ordinary Indians’ commitment to Democracy. This is also a matter of pride for the whole world. It is a big deal to achieve majority, it is even a bigger deal to increase your majority. The historic mandate given in the polls is reassuring for the world too.

4:12 pm IST

If we leave China out, then 61 crore voters of India are more than the population of any other country in the world: PM Modi

If we leave China out, then 61 crore voters of India are more than the population of any other country in the world, says PM Modi.

4:12 pm IST

PM Modi engages diaspora in conversation while discussing his government’s historic win in elections

PM engages diaspora in conversation while discussing his government’s historic win in elections. I am so happy to hear that this was a win for ‘truth’ and ‘democracy’. You see India accurately since you see it from a distance.

4:11 pm IST

I am fortunate to be here once again after 7 months: PM Modi in Japan

PM in Japan: I am fortunate to be here once again after 7 months. It’s a coincidence that last time I was here, election results were out here and you had shown trust in my dear friend Shinzo Abe. Today when I am here,largest democracy has shown even greater trust in this Pradhan Sevak.

 

4:08 pm IST

PM Modi thanks Indian diaspora in Japan

PM Modi thanks Indian diaspora in Japan., says you have contributed to the mandate we got.

4:03 pm IST

Indian community waits for Narendra Modi’s address

MEA tweets: Full house at Hyogo Prefecture Guest House in Kobe, Japan as the Indian community eagerly awaits to hear PM @narendramodi.

3:27 pm IST

China’s Xi to present Donald Trump with terms for settling trade fight

China’s Xi to present Donald Trump with terms for settling trade fight, Chinese officials say, reports Reuters.

3:22 pm IST

Iconic Hyogo House is set to host a community programme for PM Modi

PMO tweets: The iconic Hyogo House in Kobe is all set to host a Community Programme for PM @narendramodi.

PM Modi will address the programme shortly.

Several members of the Indian diaspora in Japan are attending the programme.

 

3:16 pm IST

Donald Trump arrives in Japan for high-stakes meetings with Putin, Xi and other world leaders at Group of 20 summit.

President Donald Trump arrives in Japan for high-stakes meetings with Putin, Xi and other world leaders at Group of 20 summit.

2:47 pm IST

Extensive cooperation between India and Japan augurs well for the citizens of our countries: PM Modi

PM Modi tweets: Began the series of interactions in Osaka with an excellent meeting with my friend, PM @AbeShinzo.

Our talks covered the full range of India-Japan relations.

Extensive cooperation between India and Japan augurs well for the citizens of our countries and the entire world.

12:14 pm IST

Shinzo Abe, PM Modi held a brief discussion on Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed railway

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on PM Modi-Japan PM Shinzo Abe meet: There was a brief discussion on Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed railway as well as the convention centre in Varanasi. Both leaders held review of progress in this regard.

12:04 pm IST

Shinzo Abe and PM Modi would meet again tomorrow for a trilateral meeting

Vijay Gokhale, Foreign Secretary on meeting of PM Modi and Japan PM: Both PMs would meet again tomorrow for a trilateral meeting between Japan, India and US, there was a brief discussion on the Indo-Pacific initiative that all three countries are separately pursuing and discussing together.

 

11:59 am IST

Shinzo Abe said G20 should deal with issue of fugitive offenders as part of its anti-corruption measures: Vijay Gokhale

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on PM Modi-Japan PM Shinzo Abe meet: PM Abe referred specifically to PM Modi’s initiative in earlier G20 meetings on the issue of fugitive economic offenders and he said that G20 should deal with this problem as part of its anti-corruption measures.

11:56 am IST

PM Modi, Shinzo Abe had constructive discussion on bilateral relationship: Vijay Gokhale

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on PM Modi-Japan PM Shinzo Abe meeting: It was a very warm meeting, both leaders are old friends. They had a very constructive and detailed discussion on the bilateral relationship.

 

11:28 am IST

President Ram Nath Kovind to attend Japanese emperor’s coronation: PM Modi

Prime Minister Modi said that President Ram Nath Kovind will participate in the coronation ceremony of Emperor Naruhito in October. The PM said this during his visit to Japan for the G20 Summit, reports PTI.

11:05 am IST

A friendship characterised by warmth and the promise of a bright future: PMO

A friendship characterised by warmth and the promise of a bright future.

Prime Ministers @narendramodi and @AbeShinzo hold talks in Osaka, the first such meeting between these leaders since the start of Japan’s Reiwa era.

Many aspects of India-Japan relations were discussed.

 

11:00 am IST

Express my gratitude for warm welcome you and Japan Government have accorded to us: PM Modi to Shinzo Abe

PM Narendra Modi to Japan PM Shinzo Abe: Thank you once again for the congratulations, you were the first friend of India who congratulated me, on phone. I also express my gratitude for the warm welcome you and Japan Government have accorded to us.

 

10:57 am IST

PM Modi discussed broad range of topics of mutual interest: MEA

“Expanding the strategic template of our relationship

PM @narendramodi met Japanese PM @AbeShinzo ahead of the #G20Summit. Discussed broad range of topics of mutual interest. PM said that he was looking forward to visit of PM Abe to India later this year for the Annual Summit,” tweets MEA.

 

10:55 am IST

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe welcomes PM Modi

“Greeting each other as best friends do!

Japanese PM @AbeShinzo warmly welcomes PM @narendramodi ahead of their bilateral meeting,” tweets MEA.

 

10:54 am IST

Next time it is my turn to visit India and I am looking forward to my visit: Shinzo Abe to PM Modi

Japan PM Shinzo Abe to PM Modi: Once again would like to offer my hearty congratulations to you for an overwhelming win in elections. Also, next time it is my turn to visit India and I am looking forward to my visit.

10:52 am IST

PM Modi meets his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan.

10:45 am IST

No agenda has been announced for Modi-Trump meeting

No agenda has been announced for the Modi-Trump meeting but the two leaders can be expected to discuss trade, which has emerged as the key irritant between the two sides that have otherwise seen growing convergence on a host of issues, including strategic ties with an emphasis on a free and open Indo-Pacific, defence cooperation and counter-terrorism.

10:11 am IST

PM Narendra Modi and Donald Trump had agreed on the bilateral meeting

PM Narendra Modi and Donald Trump had agreed on the bilateral meeting when the United States president called the Indian leader last month to congratulate him on his re-election.

9:50 am IST

PM Modi will hold some 10 bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the G20 Summit

PM Modi will hold some 10 bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, including one with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

9:41 am IST

China’s Xi Jinping arrives for high-stakes G20 summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping and other world leaders are gathering in Osaka for a summit of the Group of 20 major economies that is likely to be overshadowed by both trade and geopolitical tensions.

9:22 am IST

Look forward to speaking with PM Modi on high tariffs against US: Donald Trump

Donald Trump tweets: I look forward to speaking with Prime Minister Modi about the fact that India, for years having put very high Tariffs against the United States, just recently increased the Tariffs even further. This is unacceptable and the Tariffs must be withdrawn!

9:09 am IST

Look forward to engaging with leaders of our major partner countries: PM Modi

On the sidelines, PM Modi said, he “looks forward to engaging with leaders of our major partner countries on important issues of bilateral and global importance.

8:42 am IST

Osaka summit will also be an important stepping stone for India towards hosting the G20 summit in 2022: PM Modi

The Osaka summit, PM Modi said, will also be an important stepping stone for India towards hosting the G20 summit in 2022 “when we usher in a New India in the 75th anniversary year of our Independence”.

8:25 am IST

G20 Summit will also be a platform for sharing India’s strong developmental experience of last 5 years: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the G 20 Summit will also be a platform for sharing India’s strong developmental experience of the last five years, which provided the basis for a resounding mandate by the people of India to the government to continue on the path of progress and stability.

8:11 am IST

Women empowerment, artificial intelligence and common efforts to address challenges like terrorism will be high on PM Modi’s agenda

The Prime Minister said before leaving for Osaka that issues such as women empowerment, artificial intelligence and common efforts to address challenges like terrorism will be high on his agenda.

“The summit will provide an important opportunity to reiterate and reinforce our strong support to reformed multilateralism, which is crucial for preserving rule-based international order in today’s fast-changing world,” Modi said.

8:00 am IST

PM Modi will meet Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron and Shinzo Abe

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet US president Donald Trump, French president Emmanuel Macron and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe for the first time after his re-election.

7:50 am IST

PM Modi to meet Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe in Osaka, Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to meet Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe in Osaka, Japan.

 

7:40 am IST

Grateful to dynamic Indian community for warm welcome: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: Reached Osaka to join the #G20 Summit.

Grateful to the dynamic Indian community for the warm welcome!

 

7:30 am IST

Members of Indian community welcome PM Modi as he arrives at Swissotel Nankai hotel in Osaka

Japan: Members of the Indian community welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he arrives at Swissotel Nankai hotel in Osaka.

 

7:20 am IST

PM Modi arrives in Osaka, Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Osaka, Japan. He will be attending the G20 summit.