PM Modi at G20 summit, meets Chinese prez Xi Jinping


Hangzhou (China), Sep 4, 2016: On the sidelines of G20 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping for a bilateral meeting here on Sunday.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted:

The meeting between the two leaders comes in the backdrop of contentious issues including listing of Pakistan-based terrorist organisations in the UN, China stalling India’s membership at the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Modi, who arrived here from his Vietnam trip Saturday, also attended the BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – meet after his brief engagement with Xi.

However, the Prime Minister was unlikely to meet US President Barack Obama who met Xi on Saturday upon his arrival at Hangzhou.

The opening ceremony of the G20 will begin in the afternoon.

Climate finance, global structural reform, inclusive growth will be among the major issues raised by India. It is to be seen if India will raise the South China Sea issue at the summit.

Later in the day, he is scheduled to meet Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Wefornews Bureau

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