G20 Summit 2017: PM Narendra Modi at the BRICS leaders' meet in Hamburg
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Germany for the G20 summit, an annual forum that sees heads of state and government address issues relating to global economy, international trade and the regulation of financial markets. Prominent members attending this year's summit include US President Donald Trump, UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Chinese President Xi Jinping. On the side-lines of the summit, China in a statement said that there will be no bilateral meeting between PM Modi and Chinese president Xi. The leaders, however, will be in the same room as part of a smaller session of BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The summit this year also witnesses massive protests. Protesters say, G20 has failed to solve many of the issues threatening world peace.
Here are the live updates from the G-20 summit:
And it's a wrap. PM Modi is seen leaving for New Delhi from Hamburg.
US President Donald Trump wins key concessions on climate and trade, in exchange for preserving the unity of the club of major industrialised and emerging economies, reports news agency AFP.
United States First Lady Melania Trump tweeted an image of world leaders at the summit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets UK PM Theresa May
PM Modi and other leaders at the second day Plenary Session of 12th G-20 Summit 2017 in Hamburg, Germany.
Bilateral talks between India and South Korea:
Russian President interacts with US First lady Melania Trump
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and US First Lady Melania Trump attend the banquet after a concert.
Social media favourite Trump wasn't not too far behind either
For instance, look how he pulls French President Macron following a handshake as G20 host Merkel looks on
If that didn't bring smile to your face, this might...
Two men, who make waves where ever they go. Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hugged each other at the summit.
Little did they know, that this would find many fans on social media
But the clear winner is Merkel's effortless eyeroll that is ruling Twitter
Some on the worldwide web believed that the Chancellor was reacting as Putin tried to mansplain something to her
After Merkel, Putin seems to take charge in the conversion
Her reaction is unarguably priceless. (AFP Photo)
What's up there? - Merkel womansplains Putin
The German Chancellor Merkel explains some concept to Russia's Putin as he innocently looks on during a working session on the first day of the G20 summit in Hamburg
G20 moments between Angela Merkel and Putin capture social media
Photographers had a field day capturing animated interactions between German Chancellor and G20 host, Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Here are a few of them:
1. Putin evidently distracted looking at Merkel during a photograph as Chinese President Xi Jinping stands in the middle of the two leaders. (AFP Photo)
G20 leaders assemble at Elbphilharmonie for a concert
G20 leaders pledge joint crackdown on terrorism, vow to eliminate safe havens in every part of the world.
G20 asks private sector, including communication firms, to join fight against radicalisation by curbing internet misuse for terror propaganda.
- Encourages collaboration with industry to provide lawful access to available information where necessary to counter terror threats.
- Leaders pledge joint crackdown on terrorism, its financing; vow to eliminate safe havens in every part of the world.
- We will address in close coordination the evolving threats and potential vulnerabilities in aviation security systems
- Will ensure terrorists are brought to justice; border agencies to enhance cooperation to detect travel for terror purposes
- G20 to facilitate swift and targeted exchange of information between intelligence, law enforcement and judicial authorities
G20 leaders to be forthcoming on climate change action; says cooperation required in world of opposing realities: PM Modi
Delighted to meet you, PM Justin Trudeau. Our discussions today will add more vigour to the India-Canada friendship: PM Modi
Building ties with Cananda
Donald Trump's First Face-To-Face Meeting With Vladimir Putin
"We look forward to a lot of very positive things happening for Russia, for the United States and for everyone concerned," Donald Trump said as he held his first face-to-face meeting with Vladimir Putin. "It's an honour to be with you."
Putin to Trump: "I'm delighted to be able to meet you personally Mr President. And I hope as you have said, our meeting will yield concrete results."
GST will create a unified market of 1.3 billion people and build resilience: PM Modi at Session on global growth and trade
- The rise in protectionism threatens gains from globalization.#G20 must speak in one voice to support &sustain a regime of openness.
- Growth and development for all in India central to our pursuit of economic prosperity.
- We are ready to carry forward fight against black money and corruption. Hope that G20 will assume leadership to act on all important issues.
Xi Jinping Calls For 'Peaceful Settlement Of Regional Disputes'Chinese President Xi Jinping
today urged the BRICS countries to push for "peaceful settlement" of regional disputes, amidst a standoff between India and China at the border near Sikkim and Beijing's growing assertiveness in the disputed South and East China seas.
The Chinese leader, who presided over the meeting, also called on the BRICS countries to "push for peaceful settlement of regional conflicts and disputes, and to consolidate the role of the G20 mechanism as the premier platform for international economic cooperation," the report said.
Take a look again, as Putin and Trump shake hands. This their first meeting in months after the intense speculation on their relationship. Trump was seen gripping Putin's right hand before patting his arm several times, in a video that was first posted on Facebook. Later, he casually slapped him on the back in an apparent gesture of friendliness.
See Donald Trump's first handshake with Russian President Vladimir Putin that the world has been waiting for
PM Modi in bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of G-20 Summit.
Here is another picture from the G-20 Summit in Hamburg as German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks
PM Modi With World Leaders - All Smiles In One Frame
Here are PM Modi's engagements for the evening:
18.30: Bilateral with Japan
19.00: Working Session II on Sustainable Development, Climate and Energy
20.00: Bilateral with Canada
22.30: Concert at Eliphilharmonie
Melania Trump 'Trapped in Hotel'
US First Lady Melania Trump is stuck inside her guesthouse in Hamburg due to anti-G20 protests on Friday, her spokeswoman told German news agency DPA, which was confirmed by US sources.
A programme of events in the northern Germany city involving Trump and other spouses has had to be severely curtailed because of the demonstration, other sources said.(File photo)
Smoke on the water: Hamburg under siege for G20
Cars torched, delegations' tyres slashed and flares fired at helicopters: Hamburg is living up to its militant reputation with activists giving the G20 a hostile welcome -- and in imaginative ways.
Terrorism Is The Biggest Challenge Today: PM Modi At G20 Leaders' Retreat
- - Very important to understand terrorism before action
- - PM welcomes plan of action in G20 on Counter Terrorism and presents 11 point action agenda for it
- - Terrorism has many names but shares the same ideology
Donald Trump And Vladimir Putin In First Showdown At Fractious G20
US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin exchanged a handshake for the first time on Friday as they arrived for the G20 summit in Germany, the Kremlin said.
Amid Border Standoff, China's President Xi Jinping Praises India At BRICS Meet
PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping exchanged words of praise today while speaking at an informal meeting of BRICS nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - in Germany's Hamburg where the two-day G20 summit is being held. As they had entered the room for the meeting, the two leaders shook hands and greeted each other."
At the informal meeting of the BRICS leaders on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, PM Modi emphasised that it was necessary to work together for sustained global economic recovery. He also referred to the reforms carried out by his government, including implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). "BRICS has been a strong voice and needs to show leadership on terrorism and global economy," Prime Minister Modi said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged leaders from the BRICS nations to show leadership in fighting terrorism and boosting global economy even as he asked the G-20 nations to collectively crackdown on terror financing, safe havens, "support and sponsors" of terrorism.
Chinese President Xi Jinping appreciates India's strong resolve against terrorism and success on economic growth: Ministry of External Affairs
Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls for expediting efforts to establish BRICS rating agency
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised full cooperation and best wishes to Chinese President Xi Jinping for the upcoming BRICS Summit in China.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for collective crackdown on terror safe havens as well as those supporting and sponsoring terrorism. Prime Minister Modi also called for a "collective voice" against protectionism, especially regarding skilled professionals, at the BRICS leaders meet on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold meetings with leaders of countries like Canada, Japan, and the UK on the sidelines of the Summit. "The prime minister is visiting Hamburg from July 6-8 for the G-20 Summit. His pre-planned bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Summit are with Argentina, Canada, Italy, Japan, Mexico, ROK (Republic of Korea), the UK and Vietnam," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said on Thursday.
Prime Minister Modi had said that the world leaders would review progress on decisions since the Hangzhou Summit last year and deliberate on issues of terrorism, climate, sustainable development, growth and trade, digitisation, health, employment, migration, women's empowerment, and partnership with Africa.
Prior to the Summit, PM Modi had said he was looking forward to "engaging leaders from other G-20 countries on the vital issues affecting our world today that have a bearing on economic growth, sustainable development, and peace and stability".
While counter-terrorism and economic reforms will dominate the discussions, the G-20 Summit will also discuss issues like free and open trade, climate change, migration, sustainable development and global stability.
At least 30 protests are expected to be held ahead of the G-20 Summit that may attract thousands of people, including from anti-capitalist groups. Local authorities expect these protests to remain peaceful and around 15,000 police personnel will be deployed to protect the venue. Besides, nearly 4,000 personnel will keep a tab on the airport and train security.
While Hamburg happens to be city of birth for Summit host Angela Merkel, it is also known as an 'anti-establishment bastion' of Left-wing radicals.
Fighting terrorism, climate change and global trade are expected to be the key areas of discussion at the two-day Summit, whose theme is 'Shaping an Inter-connected World'. The meet is taking place at a time when differences have emerged among several leaders expected to be present -- mostly on publicly stated views of US President Donald Trump -- including on issues like climate change and open trade.
Hamburg has been converted into a fortress for the Summit, which is being attended by 4,800 journalists from more than 67 countries.
Prime Minister Modi will participate in the leaders' retreat and the sessions on Global Growth and Trade and on Sustainable Development, Climate and Energy. Later in the evening, he will attend a concert for leaders at Elphilharmonie.
Prime Minister Modi reached Hamburg last evening and has bilateral meetings lined up with various leaders, including from Japan, South Korea and Vietnam.
Outside the Summit venue, there were violent protests by various rights groups, including anti-capitalist groupings. The police had to resort to water canons, tear gas and pepper spray.
The G-20 Summit began today in the port city of Hamburg as world leaders assembled to discuss fight against terrorism and ways to improve open trade while Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his counterparts from the BRICS bloc. While host German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the leaders to open the 12th G20 Summit, a separate meeting of BRICS leaders took place on the sidelines.
German Chancellor welcomes Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the G-20 Summit in Hamburg.
Trump, Merkel meet ahead of G-20 summit
US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet on the eve of what is likely to be the stormiest G20 summit in years, with disagreements ranging from wars to climate change and global trade.
PM Modi received in Hamburg by Deputy Mayor Katharina Fegebank
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chats with Hamburg's deputy mayor Katharina Fegebank.
The G20, founded in 1999, comprises a mix of the world's largest and emerging economies, representing about two-thirds of the world's population, 85 per cent of global gross domestic product and over 75 per cent of global trade.
At least 13,000 protesters joined the main march in Hamburg. These included around 1,000 black-clad anarchists, police said. Up to 20,000 police officers from across Germany are on hand.