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Handshakes in Hamburg: PM Modi meets top world leaders at G20 Summit

By FnF Desk | PUBLISHED: 09, Jul 2017, 13:35 pm IST | UPDATED: 09, Jul 2017, 17:00 pm IST

Handshakes in Hamburg: PM Modi meets top world leaders at G20 Summit New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed upon his British counterpart Theresa May to ensure UK’s cooperation to bring back economic offenders. Modi also met Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of the G20 Summit.

The two leaders also spoke over phone to discuss the Paris Climate Agreement ahead of Modi’s visit to the US last month.On the margins of the Summit in Hamburg, Prime Minister Modi had a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.

The two leaders briefly reviewed progress in bilateral relations, including in important projects, since their last meeting in Japan. Prime Minister Modi said that he looked forward to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s forthcoming visit to India for the next Annual summit and hoped that it would further strengthen their cooperation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited Norwegian pension funds to invest in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund as he met Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who gifted him a symbolic football.

Modi and Solberg discussed bilateral matters, especially strengthening of economic relations.Continuing his series of bilateral meetings here on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, Modi also met South Korean President Moon Jae-in .

Modi congratulated in person Moon on his victory in presidential elections .Both leaders expressed their commitment to further develop the special strategic partnership between India and South Korea, particularly through participation in programmes such as Make in India, Digital India and Start up India.

Modi’s discussions with Italy’s Prime Minister Gentiloni focused on promoting bilateral relations, particularly trade and investment and people-to-people ties.Prime Minister Modi invited Italy’s participation in World Food India - the food processing exhibition to be held in India in November this year.

The two leaders stressed on the significance of promoting interaction between medium enterprises of the two countries for strengthening bilateral economic cooperation.

India refused to elaborate on the “range of issues” discussed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during their informal conversation yesterday in Hamburg, in the backdrop of a standoff between their armies in the Sikkim sector.
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