G20 Summit Live Updates: "Terrorism Is Biggest Threat To Humanity," Says PM Modi At BRICS Leaders' Meet At G20 Summit

The PM Modi-Trump meeting assumes significance in the wake of the strain that has popped up in the bilateral relationship on a host of trade and economic issues.

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G20 Summit Live Updates: 'Terrorism Is Biggest Threat To Humanity,' Says PM Modi At BRICS Leaders' Meet At G20 Summit

PM Modi is meeting US President Donald Trump alongside the G-20 Summit in Osaka. (FILE PHOTO)

New Delhi: 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Japan's Osaka, their first meeting after PM Modi's reelection in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls. PM Modi and Mr Trump touched upon a range of issues, including various bilateral and global issues including trade, defence, Iran and 5G communications networks. The one-on-one talks were held after PM Modi, Mr Trump and Shinzo Abe met for the Japan-America-India trilateral. 

"We have become great friends and our countries have never been closer. I can say that with surety. We will work together in many ways including military, we''ll be discussing trade today," Donald Trump said as he sat down with PM Modi. The Prime Minister's bilateral meet with Mr Trump is crucial as the two nations seek to make a breakthrough in their ongoing trade dispute. New Delhi had slapped tariffs on 28 US products earlier this month in response to Washington withdrawing its long-standing trade concessions to India on June 1.

Soon after the meeting with Donald Trump, PM Modi held a meeting with BRICS leaders and spoke about strengthening WTO, fighting protectionism, ensuring energy security and the need to work together to fight terrorism.

The G20 is an international financial forum comprising 19 nations and the European Union. It focuses on pressing financial and economic issues, seeking to address issues that go beyond the responsibilities of any one organisation.

Here are the live updates of PM Modi's meeting with Donald Trump:




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Foreign Minister S Jaishankar is also accompanying PM Modi. Mr Jaishankar held a meeting with his Mexican counterpart Marcelo Ebrard C today.
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Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on PM Modi's meetings with world leaders


Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale briefs media on the meetings that PM Modi had on the side lines of G20 Summit. 


Meeting with BRICS leaders

The overall BRICS summit was satisfactory. Important points were covered during the meeting. In particular, the menace of terrorism and terror financing was discussed in detail. All the heads of states agreed unanimously on acting against terrorism and terror financing.

Counter-terror and curbing terror financing were discussed in detail. Especially the internet and digital platforms being used to indoctrinate, radicalize and recruit terrorists.
 

Meeting with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman

The prime minister met the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. Both leaders spoke in detail about the Saudi-India strategic partnership. They focused on ways to further deepen cooperation in various sectors, especially energy, trade and counter-terrorism.

Prime Minister Modi also appreciated the leadership shown by Saudi Arabia in the area of energy and oil. India firmly believes that Saudi Arabia plays a crucial role in the region and globally to keep crude prices stable.

The two leaders also discussed in detail the people-to-people ties and how to further cultural ties.

Counter-Terrorism was also discussed, and both leaders agreed to deepen cooperation in counter-terror measures and ways to stop terror financing. Both leaders agreed that terrorism is a global threat and a challenge to humanity.

The Saudi Prince also invited PM Modi for an international summit meeting as a special guest, and the PM has accepted the invitation. The details of which meet, where, and when will be shared with you once schedules are ready. This will be scheduled for later this year.

Meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-In

The prime minister also met South Korean president Moon Jae-In, and the two leaders focused on further enhancing trade and investment, as well as tourism and cultural ties.

The two leaders discussed about trade and connectivity in the Indo-Pacific region.

Visas and their validity were also discussed during the meeting and way in which the people of India and South Korea can get visas more easily and for a longer duration was discussed. South Korean nationals who live in India and work in South Korean companies - their visas were discussed too.

Trade is a key aspect of the ties with South Korea and both leaders discussed ways to further enhance trade and business. Ways of increased South Korean investment in India, especially in the manufacturing sector were discussed during the meeting.

India and South Korea also have deep cultural ties and ways to enhance that was also discussed.
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10:28 (IST)
G20 Summit: Not Iran Oil, PM Modi, US President Donald Trump Focus On Big Picture In Middle-East

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump today focussed on the larger picture of the Gulf region and discussed the possibilities of bringing stability there -- a tweak on the expected line of talks on India's oil supplies."
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"India Will Do All It Can To Ensure BRICS Summit Is A Success"


  • We must all come together and fight the menace of terrorism.
  • I look forward to the next BRICS Summit in Brazil... India will do all it can to ensure that the summit in Brazil is a success.
  • I welcome the new Brazilian president to his first BRICS summit. I also congratulate the South African president on his re-election.
  • We must all come together and fight the menace of terrorism.Terrorism not only targets the innocent, it creates an environment that is dangerous. We must all make it a priority to do all we can to curb and end terrorism on a global scale.
  • We must put an end to the financing of terror outfits.
  • I welcome the new Brazilian president to his first BRICS summit. I also congratulate the South African president on his re-election.
  • I look forward to the next BRICS Summit in Brazil... India will do all it can to ensure that the summit in Brazil is a success.
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Here are the top quotes from US President Trump at his meet with PM Modi in Osaka:
  • You did indeed have a landslide election and that was a great election. You have done a great job in pulling everyone together. Many factions were fighting, I remember when you first took over and we were talking, they were fighting with each other and now they are loving you.
  • I think it is a fantastic tribute to you and your abilities. Thank you for the relationship and the friendship.
  • I think we will have something big to announce. Very big trade deals. We will have very big things with India in terms of trade -in terms of manufacturing, in terms of manufacturing 5Gs.
  • It's been a lot of fun dealing with you. We had some good talks. I think you will hear some very productive elements come out.
  • India is doing very well as a country. We are doing very well as a country.
  • The relationship with India I don't believe has never been better than this.
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US President Donald Trump at the bilateral meeting with PM Narendra Modi in Osaka says, "We have become great friends and our countries have never been closer. I can say that with surety. We'll work together in many ways including military, we'll be discussing trade today."
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President Donald Trump at the bilateral meet between India and US congratulated PM Modi on his election victory. "You deserve the big victory," President Trump told PM Modi. "We will like to continue to talking to India. India is doing well," he said. 
At the meet, PM Modi said India will strive to work for a positive relationship with the US. "We have talked about various issues. The India-US vision is far sighted and positive," PM Modi said. He added that India is committed to a better future with US.
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The interaction between Donald Trump and PM Modi is significant in view of the multiple disagreements that have cropped up between India and the US, including trade tariffs and an arms deal with Russia.
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PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump at India-US bilateral meet in Osaka:
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PM Narendra Modi holds bilateral talks with US President Donald Trump in Osaka:
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Donald Trump congratulates PM Modi for his "great" victory in the 2019 national elections:
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"Committed to a better future," says PM Modi in Osaka:
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PM Modi arrives at the venue of G-20 Summit in Osaka:
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US President Donald Trump arrives at G-20 Summit in Osaka:
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