Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of the two-day G20 Summit slated to take place in Osaka on Friday. He will be meeting several world leaders, including US President Donald Trump. He will also hold a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the summit with Russian and Chinese Presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, respectively.
PM Modi arrived in the Japanese city of Oaska earlier on Thursday. G20 summit is centred around the theme "Human-Centred Future Society" and will adopt a declaration. India has participated in all the G20 summits held so far and will host the summit in 2022 for the first time.
Besides India and the host Japan, other participants are the US, UK, European Union, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Russia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Korea, South Africa, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.
Here are the live updates from G20 summit at Osaka, Japan:
- I have met people in the city most times. I'm glad to be here in Japan after 7 months
- Last time, when I met Shinzo Abe, he was new in office and today I am new in office.
- Some people worked on social media, contacted through NAMO app through letters and made the election process a big success.
- After three decades, for the first time, Indians have helped elect a government with full cooperation and
- The country has for the first time elected a government of their choice
- People here in Japan are always with the Indians. Your love and co-operation gives us immense pleasure
- I have always been dedicated and appreciated democratic values.
- More than 61 crore people have voted during the elections in India this year
- More than 10 lakh poll stations, 600 EVMs were active during the elections
- In future, India will be only country who will break their own record
- New India's, dreams and aspirations will help us reach out. It will also help in bonding our relations with Japan
- Sabka Saath Sabka Vikaas and people helped it nurture with their trust and faith in us
- India and Japan has a decades year old relation, the respect for each others culture and tradition
- Their is a connection between us that is linked to Mahatma Gandhi, we celebrate his 150th birth anniversary.
- We have heard his saying since childhood-- bura mat dekho, suno, kaho. But very few people know that the three monkeys that have been chosen by Bapu are from Japan -- nijhar, tikajaru and ibajaru. The link dates back even before Buddhism.
- Our tradition and behaviour is also connected.
- Next month is Gyeon festival in Kyoto and the Rath is decorated with Indian silk. This tradition is on from many many years.
- Like siki fukujin -- seven gods of fortune and 4 are directly related to India. Goddesses, Lakshmi, Lord Kuber and Mahakal -- all are known in Japan
- The art of fabric printing and bandhani --- the artists use the same technique that is used in Japan
- Our dhyan is known as jaen in Japan, seva in India is known as seva in Japan
- Rabibdranath Tagore, Netaji and many more have built strong bonds with Japan
- After the WWII our relations started getting stronger
- After 2014, after I became the PM I have been able to strengthen my diplomatic relations with PM Abe. Have travelled many places with him and hace visited Kobe innumerable times
- Last month, he welcomed me to his won house. It was a most memorable gesture
- PM Abe took part in the Ganga Arti, and he spoke about it in various places
- Most Indians, have acknowledged it
- Many Japanese firms are working together with us. There was a time when we were only helping manufacture cars, today we are manufacturing bullet trains
- India is moving ahead to achieve the goal of becoming a $5 trillion economy
- India's talent and manpower are contributing to strengthen Japan
- India is growing at a fast pace in digital literacy, digital transactions are breaking recording
- I have often heard "Sky is the limit" but India is moving ahead, trying ahead to explore the space
- Recently, we successfully dealt at keeping the disasters like cyclone at bay
- We are now launching Chandrayaan Mission. By 2022, our First manned mission should be complete and launched
- This is my fourth visit to Japan and have always felt love and respect for Indians in the country. When I was Chief Minister of Gujarat I used to get my staff trained with kaizan technique.
- Swami Vivekanand also felt the same a century ago and said everyone should travel to India. But that time population was less.
- Representatives of 130 crore Indians are in Japan. You are making our traditions and customs reach out to the world, helping everyone know about India. This strengthens relations.
- I'm thankful to people in Japan who always welcomed me with warmth and love. Let their be harmony and peace here across the country.
- Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Osaka, Japan to attend the G20 summit during which he would hold bilateral talks with world leaders, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump, amid heightened trade tensions with America, an issue that is likely to dominate the event.
- Mr Xi is due to meet Prime Minister Modi during the Informal Summit of the leaders of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and RIC (Russia, India, China) on the sidelines of the June 28-29 event.
- The Chinese President is accompanied by a high-level delegation, including Vice Premier Liu He, who is also China's chief negotiator in trade talks with the US, State Councillor Yang Jiechi and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
- The Chinese President is also expected to hold crucial talks with Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 summit meeting over the weekend.
- The leaders are likely to discuss the status of the trade agreement and find ways to finalise the deal, which has been stuck for the past several weeks as America alleges that China went back on its commitment from the draft trade bill.
- PM Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe hold talks in Osaka. This is the first such meeting between these leaders since the start of Japan's Reiwa era.
- Looking forward to the visit of Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to India later this year for the annual summit, PM Modi says.
- Many aspects of India-Japan relations were discussed.
I look forward to speaking with Prime Minister Modi about the fact that India, for years having put very high Tariffs against the United States, just recently increased the Tariffs even further. This is unacceptable and the Tariffs must be withdrawn!- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2019
- India had imposed retaliatory tariffs and announced a hike in custom duties on 28 US products earlier this month, after Washington ended trade concessions for India on June 1.
- The products whose customs duties were hiked include almond, apple, pulses and walnut, items are close to the hearts of voters in Mr Trump's rural base in America.
Japan: Members of the Indian community welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he arrives at Swissotel Nankai hotel in Osaka pic.twitter.com/vOEGwk96rk- ANI (@ANI) June 26, 2019
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Kansai International Airport in Japan for the G20 summit.
- The G20 summit will take place from June 27 to 29 and 19 countries along with the European Union (EU) will participate in the same.
Will be participating in the #G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan. Various global issues including women empowerment, technology and achieving SDGs will be discussed. There would also be meetings with world leaders. https://t.co/shWleRmqYQ- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 26, 2019
- PM Modi will hold 10 bilateral meetings, including the ones with France, Japan, Indonesia, US, and Turkey, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan.
- India, Russia, and China are expected to hold a trilateral meeting (RIC). The Prime Minister will also be meeting leaders of BRICS countries.