Ahead of the G-20 Summit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had extensive discussions with world leaders. He had meetings with American President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. And they talked about improving the connectivity and also developing the infrastructure.
The G-20 Summit is an international financial forum. It comprises of 19 nations and the European Union. And it deals with the financial and economic issues. It addresses them and seeks to solve them.
The Prime Minister’s office tweeted- “Committed to a better future. Meeting of JAI( Japan-America- India) Trilateral takes place in Osaka. PM @Abeshinzo welcomes the leaders. @POTUS congratulates Prime Ministers Modi and Abe for their electoral victories. PM Modi highlights the importance India attaches to JAI.”
Modi also tweeted after the meeting – “Today’s meeting of the JAI Trilateral was a productive one. We had extensive discussions on the Indo-Pacific region. And improving about connectivity and infrastructure development. Grateful to PM @Abe Shinzo and President @realDonaldTrump for sharing their views as well.”
This was the first meeting of Modi and Trump after his re-election. And their discussion also touched upon various global issues like trade, defense, Iran and 5G Communication networks.
Even after the trade face off with India, Trump said that his meeting with PM Modi went well. And he said- “We have become great friends and our countries have never been closer. And I can say that with surety. We will work together in many ways including military. And We will be discussing trade today.”
The two countries seek to solve the ongoing trade dispute. Though New Delhi had added tariffs on 28 US Products recently, India is trying to mend the trade relation. And the tariffs step resulted in Washington withdrawing its long standing trade concessions to India.
Other than Japan and America, India also connected with Germany. PMO India tweeted – “Giving impetus to friendship with Germany. Chancellor Merkel and PM @narendramodi discuss ways to diversify and deepen Indian-Germany Ties. Chancellor Merkel also congratulated PM Modi on recent electoral victory.”