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Live Updates: PM Narendra Modi at G20 Osaka Summit 2019

Osaka, June 29:- 8:51 am: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting on Saturday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan.

The development comes at a time when both Turkey and India are facing a United States threat of sanctions over an S-400 air defence missile system deal with Russia.

9:44 am: The discussions were focused over defence, trade and investment, civil aviation, IT, and counter-terrorism, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

Modi also held a bilateral meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to add vigour to bilateral and diplomatic ties and lead to fresh sectors of bilateral cooperation.

Both leaders held discussions on bolstering cooperation in various sectors, including Indo-Pacific, Maritime, defence, mining technology, and sports.

Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with South African President Ramaphosa on the sidelines of the G20 Osaka summit.

9:19 am: Before that,  Indian external affairs minister S Jaishankar held bilateral strategic talks with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono at G20 Osaka summit.

9:53 am: Moreover, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar addressed a media conference on Modi’s meetings with world powers at G20 Osaka summit 2019.

10:34 am: Modi further pulls aside meetings with Chile and Singapore’s leaders.

10:48 am: The G20 leaders attend the closing session of the Group of 20 (G20) summit in Osaka, Japan.

11:11 am: “Women empowerment” was one of the biggest and important issues that topped at the G20 Osaka Summit, where each leader extended their support to the cause.

11:16 am: Suresh Prabhu, Modi’s Sherpa at the summit, addressed the Climate Change issue and stated, “Climate change is human-induced and humans have to work on it without delay. India believes local action is also needed. In Paris Agreement, a lot was discussed, money was committed but it should be put on the table.”

11: 18 am: He also addressed the issue of corruption, saying, “India under the leadership of PM Modi has been championing that we need anti-corruption measures at global level. So, fight against corruption should be done by all G20 countries by combating foreign bribery.”

11:48 am: PM Abe issued the G20 Osaka Summit Leaders’ declaration and addressed a media conference, during which he highlighted important achievement included in the declaration.

12:02 pm: Indian PM Modi is now on his way back to New Delhi after attending the G20 summit 2019 in Osaka, Japan.


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