Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni on the sidelines of the G20 Summit here.

"Beginning with bilaterals on the second day in Hamburg. PM @narendramodi meets with President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of G20," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted.

This was the first meeting between the two leaders since Moon assumed office in May this year. The India-South Korea relationship was upgraded to that of a special strategic partnership during Modi's visit to Seoul in May 2015.

"For second bilateral engagement today, PM @narendramodi meets PM Paolo Gentiloni of Italy," Baglay tweeted again.

Italy is among India's top five trading partners in the European Union and is home to the third largest Indian community in Europe after Britain and the Netherlands.