G-20 summit: Wide range of issues will be discussed when Modi meets world leaders

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets various world leaders in bilateral and multilateral settings on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, in Osaka later this week issues topping the agenda would include terrorism, global security, multilateralism, environment, and energy. According to sources, Modi is expected to meet leaders of the US, Japan, Russia, and China in two different sets of trilateral meetings. The bilaterals include President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, Prime Minister of Australia and Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong of Singapore, President of South Korea, amongst others. Besides the bilateral, there will be pull-asides with other leaders including Argentina, France, Australia, and Turkey. The talks with Russia-India-China (RIC) and Japan-America-India (JAI) Also the trilateral meeting of JAI grouping is indicative of the strategic convergence with both the US and Japan on some aspects of the Indo-Pacific concept as well as the similarity of views with Russia and China on issues related to free trade and protectionism. The first RIC summit had taken place on the sidelines of G-20 summit last year in Argentina and this year it is again taking place on the sidelines of G-20 summit, this time in Osaka. On the sidelines, leaders of the BRICS countries This will be the first time when Modi will meet with President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro. The meeting between Abe, Trump, and Modi under JAI is the second meeting. The first was last year in Argentina. Japan is seen as a major partner of India in helping build infrastructure, providing key development support and is considered as a major source of foreign direct investment. Read| Amazon India head Amit Agarwal replaces Googles Rajan Anandan as IAMAI chairman Once concluded the agreement will allow the armed forces to use each other bases for logistical support. With one of the top buyers of military hardware from the US, the Indo-US relationship has evolved to the point where the two recognize each other as strategic partners. All three are While the three agree on the need for an And, on the other hand, China is a key neighbour of India and efforts are on to stabilize its relationship post-2017 Doklam military standoff which had lasted almost 79 days.


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