Prime Minister Narendra Modi met a number of world leaders and held bilateral talks in Japan’s Osaka on the sidelines of the G20 Summit.

In the meeting with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman, PM Modi and Salman discussed on deepening cooperation in trade and investment, energy security, counter-terrorism, among other areas.

Both leaders spoke in detail about the Saudi-India strategic partnership. The two leaders also discussed the people-to-people ties and how to further cultural ties.

Both the leaders agreed to deepen cooperation in counter-terror measures and ways to stop terror financing and also agreed that terrorism is a global threat and a challenge to humanity.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

 

PM Modi in the meeting, appreciated the leadership shown by Saudi Arabia in the area of energy and oil.

Meanwhile, the Saudi Prince invited Modi for an international summit meeting as a special guest which is likely to be scheduled later this year.

Following this, the Prime Minister held a bilateral meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-In in which the two leaders focused on further enhancing trade and investment, as well as tourism and cultural ties.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with President of South Korea Moon Jae-In.

 

The two leaders discussed trade and connectivity in the Indo-Pacific region. Ways of increased South Korean investment in India, especially in the manufacturing sector were also in talks during the meeting.

Modi and Moon Jae-In also expressed mutual desire to synergize the Act East Policy with South Korea’s New Southern Policy.

PM Modi also met Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the G20 Summit and discussed enhancing cooperation in artificial intelligence, E-mobility, cybersecurity, railway modernisation and skill development.

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Narendra Modi with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel.

 

Modi also met other leaders including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau at the Leaders’ Lounge.

Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister held bilateral talks with US President Donald Trump and also attended the second Japan-America-India trilateral meet.