Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Japan for G20 Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in Japan for the G20 Summit during which he will attend several important meetings with world leaders, including US President Donald Trump. This will be Modi’s first meeting with Donald Trump after his re-election for a second term.

The G20 Summit is being held at Osaka on June 28 -29.

Prime Minister Modi was welcomed by the Indian community in Japan’s Osaka. “Reached Osaka to join the #G20 Summit. Grateful to the dynamic Indian community for the warm welcome!” Modi tweeted.

“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,” Prime Minister’s Office said in a tweet.

“PM @narendramodi arrives at Kansai International airport in #Osaka to attend the #G20summit . Over the next 3 days, PM has a range of bilateral and plurilateral engagements to articulate India’s views on the global platform,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

Before flying to Japan, Pm Modi said, “I am visiting Osaka, Japan to attend G 20 Summit. I look forward to discussing the major challenges and opportunities faced by our world today with other global leaders.”

“Women Empowerment, issues related to digitalization and artificial intelligence, and progress in achieving SDGs and in our common efforts to address major global challenges such as terrorism and climate change form the rich agenda of the Summit,” he said.

Modi further said, “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. The 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 to progress and stability.”

“The Osaka Summit will also be an important steppingstone for India towards hosting the G-20 Summit in 2022, when we usher in a New India in the 75th Anniversary year of our Independence,” he added.

“On the sidelines, I also look forward to engaging with leaders of our major partner countries on important issues of bilateral and global importance,” Modi said.

I also look forward to host the next Russia, India and China (RIC) Informal Summit on the sidelines, and also to participate in the next informal meetings of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and JAI (Japan, America and India) leaders