PM Modi to hold trilateral meeting with Donald Trump, Japanese PM on sidelines of G-20 Summit

Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi will have a trilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the tenth G-20 summit in Buenos Aires on November 30 and December 1.

In a press briefing at the White House, US National Security Adviser John Bolton said that President Trump’s bilateral with Shinzo Abe “will transform at some point during that meeting into a trilateral meeting” with PM Modi.

PM Modi said, “I look forward to meeting leaders from other G-20 countries to review the work of G-20 in the last ten years of its existence and chart the ways and means to meet the new and upcoming challenges of the coming decade.”

The Ministry of External Affairs said that PM Modi would also meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of G-20 summit.

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said that the PM will also meet the prime ministers of Spain, Jamaica, the Netherlands and the president of the EU and European Council. A bilateral meeting between PM Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron is also being worked out, foreign secretary added.