PM Modi reaches Osaka for G20 Summit

Thu 27 Jun 2019, 10:41:09
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the Japanese city of Osaka this morning to attend the G20 Summit which will be held tomorrow and the day after. 

On the sidelines of the summit, Mr Modi will meet with the leaders of major partner countries. The Prime Minister will hold talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe this morning, while he is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump tomorrow and discuss important issues of bilateral and global importance.

In his departure statement, Mr Modi said he is looking forward to discussing with other global leaders major challenges and opportunities faced by the world. 

The Prime Minister said, G20 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 to the government by the people of the country to continue on the path to progress and stability. 

Mr Modi added that the summit will be an important stepping stone for India towards hosting the G-20 Summit in 2022, when the country will usher in a New India in the 75th Anniversary of the Independence.

The theme of the Osaka summit is 'Human-centred future society'.There was drizzle and cloudy sky when the Prime Minister landed at Kansai international airport in Osaka. From there, he straight headed to hotel where G-20 Sherpa Mr Suresh Prabhu and hundreds of Indian origin people welcomed him. 

The Prime Minister will attend nearly 30 programmes during his 57 hours stay in this visit. Issues related to artificial intelligence, common efforts to address major global challenges such as terrorism and climate change form the reach agenda of the summit. Free trade and economic growth, global economy and taxation, finance, digital economy, energy, global health will be discussed during the four sessions of the summit. 

G-20 summit will provide an important opportunity to reiterate and reinforce India’s strong support to reformed multilateralism. This summit will also be an important stepping stone for India towards hosting the G-20 summit in 2022, in the 75th anniversary of our independence. 

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