Ahead of the summit PM Modi meets world leaders

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PM Modi with leader of Rwanda

Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame witnessing the exchange of an MoU on Forensic Sciences cooperation and Rwanda’s accession to the International Solar Alliance, on the sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on Tuesday. PTI Photo

Ahead of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with several heads of state and ministers who have converged in Gandhinagar for the mega event.

PM Modi held delegation-level talks with leaders of Rwanda, Serbia, Japan and Denmark. The talks were held at Mahatma Mandir on Tuesday morning.

“A crisp January morning in Gandhinagar begins with full delegation level talks. PM with President @PaulKagame of Rwanda @VibrantGujarat,” tweeted External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

“The two leaders witnessed the exchange of an MoU on Forensic Sciences cooperation and Rwanda’s accession to the Intern’l Solar Alliance,” Swarup said in a series of tweets.

Later, Modi held bilateral talks with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, Economy Minister of Japan Seko Hiroshige and then with Energy Minister of Denmark Lars Clilleholt.

“Strengthening ties with Serbia. PM @narendramodi holds 2nd bilateral with Aleksandar Vucic, Serbian PM at #VibrantGujarat2017,” Swarup said.

“An enduring investment partner. 2 months after Economy Minister @SekoHiroshige called on PM in Tokyo, they meet @VibrantGujarat,” he said.

“Learning from the leaders in renewable energy. PM @narendramodi with @larsclilleholt, Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate, Denmark,” he tweeted.

The Prime Minister is expected to hold similar meetings with other heads of state ahead of the official inauguration of the 8th edition of Vibrant Summit.

Around 20 heads of state and ministers from different governments across the world are attending the summit.

Nisha Desai Biswal, an Indian-American serving as Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs in the United States Department of State, will attend the Summit along with a large US business delegation.

Other prominent dignitaries are President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta, Prime Minister of Portugal Antonio Costa, Deputy PM of Russia Dmitry Rogozin, first Deputy PM and Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Poland, Poitr Glinski.

(With inputs from PTI)