PM Modi arrives in Hamburg for G20 Summit

RSTV Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the German city of Hamburg to attend the G20 Summit, after wrapping up his historic three-day visit to Israel.

Modi-leaves-for-israelThe theme of the summit this year is ‘Shaping an Inter- connected World’.

“PM @narendramodi reaches Hamburg for the G20 Summit. Key multilateral and bilateral engagements will take place through the summit,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted.

PM Modi will hold bilateral meetings with Argentina, Canada, Italy, Japan, Mexico, ROK (Republic of Korea), the UK and Vietnam. Interestingly, no bilateral is scheduled between India and China, even though tension has escalated between the two sides over Sikkim sector.

On the sidelines of the summit, Modi will participate in a meeting of leaders of the BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – grouping on Saturday.

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.

G20 members include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK, the US, and the European Union.