India yesterday presented a nine-point agenda to G20 member nations calling for strong and active cooperation among them to comprehensively deal with fugitive economic offenders.
The agenda was presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the second session of the G20 Summit on international trade, international financial and tax systems.
"Cooperation in legal processes such as effective freezing of the proceeds of crime, early return of the offenders and efficient repatriation of the proceeds of crime should be enhanced and streamlined," the agenda read.
India also called for joint efforts by G-20 countries to form a mechanism that denies entry and safe havens to fugitive economic offenders.
Here are the updates on PM Narendra Modi's visit to Argentina for 2018 G20 Summit:
The meeting assumed importance in the wake of China flexing its muscles in the strategic Indo-Pacific region, according to PTI.
Asserting that India will "continue to work together on shared values," PM Modi said, quoted by PTI, "The 'JAI' (Japan, America, India) meeting is dedicated to democratic values...'JAI' stands for victory (in Hindi)."
G-20 is a grouping of the world's 20 major economies.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri convened the two-day summit, which was attended by several world leaders including US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, British premier Theresa May and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
This year, the theme of the summit is 'Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development', according to PTI.
"PM @narendramodi made an intervention at the 1st session of #G20Argentina on Global Economy, Future of Work & Women's Empowerment. Highlighted flagship programs undertaken to modernise economy & promote inclusive growth #JanDhanYojana #MUDRA #StartupIndia," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) is a financial inclusion programme that aims at expanding and making affordable access to financial services to the last man in the row, a PTI report said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said terrorism and radicalisation was the biggest challenges the world was facing and underlined the need for the BRICS and G-20 countries to work together to strengthen the UN counter terrorism framework to stop terrorist networks, their financing and movement.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was sidelined during the official "family photo" of world leaders and other dignitaries at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires on Friday, standing at the far edge of the group portrait and ignored.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri convened the two-day summit in Buenos Aires, which was attended also by Saudi Arabia's beleaguered crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, an AFP report said.
As the leaders sat down for the summit plenary, Russian President Vladimir Putin and bin Salman -- both arriving at the meeting under a cloud -- greeted each other with an enthusiastic, thumping handshake that resembled a high-five, and hearty laughter.
The first of its kind meeting between PM Modi, Trump and Abe will take place on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in the capital of Argentina, amidst China flexing its muscles in the strategic Indo-Pacific region.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the trilateral meeting with Prime Minister Modi will be held towards the end of the Trump-Abe bilateral talks, according to PTI.
Sources said PM Modi, Trump and Abe - as the leaders of major democracies, are expected to emphasise the importance of cooperation among the three countries on all major issues of global and multilateral interests such as connectivity, sustainable development, counter-terrorism, maritime and cyber security.
PM Modi arrived Argentina's capital of Buenos Aires on Thursday to attend the G-20 summit where he will discuss ways to meet the new and upcoming challenges of the coming decade with other world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, reported PTI.
"In his first of the many engagements today, PM @narendramodi participated at #BRICS Leaders' Informal Meeting on the margins of #G20Summit. Reaffirmed India's commitment to globalisation and reformed multilateralism," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Ravish Kumar tweeted.
In his departure statement Thursday, Modi said through the 10 years of its existence, the G-20 has strived to promote stable and sustainable global growth.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Argentina capital Buenos Aires and discussed how to strengthen bilateral ties between the two neighbours.
Saudi Arabia has offered to supply India with oil and petroleum products it needs to meet its growing energy demands during a meeting between Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, official Saudi media reported on Friday.
The two leaders met at Salman's residence in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, reported PTI.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed the horizons of bilateral cooperation between the two friendly countries in the various political, security, economic, investment, agricultural, energy, cultural, and technological fields, Saudi Press Agency reported, according to PTI.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and told him about plans to scale up investments in tech, farm and energy sectors of India.