PM Modi interacts with UK’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, US Prez Joe Biden and several others on day 1 of G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Bali yesterday for a two day visit to attend the 18th G20 Summit. On arrival, PM Modi was welcomed by the Indonesian President Joko Widodo. The ongoing G20 Summit is set to witness the presence of many powerful world leaders among Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The Summit will witness extensive deliberations on ways to overcome important global challenges. It will also focus on ways to further sustainable development across our planet.”, PMO tweeted.
PM Modi meets British PM Rishi Sunak
After being elected as the Prime Minister of United Kingdom, there was a spurge of discussions among the peers regarding PM Rishi Sunak’s Indian ethnicity and UK’s Geopolitical relations with India. The British PM met the Indian PM for the first time in the sidelines of the ongoing G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia. Prime Minister’s Officer took twitter to post a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in talks with his UK counterpart Rishi Sunak. The two Prime Ministers had earlier talked over a phone call in October which laid emphasize on a “Balance and Comprehensive” Free Trade Agreement between the two countries.
Along with Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also had brief interactions with several other leaders on the sidelines of the G20 Summit. These leaders included President of the United States of America Joe Biden,French President Emmanuel Macron, Senegal President Macky Sall and The President of the World bank David Malpas.
G20 Summit: Day 1
On the first day of the G20 Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the first session on Food and Energy Security in the morning. He made his intervention on the topic during the session. “I heartily congratulate President Joko Widodo for giving effective leadership to the G-20 in a challenging global environment. Climate change, the Covid pandemic, the developments in Ukraine, and the global problems associated with it. All these together have caused havoc in the world. Global supply chains are in ruins. There is a crisis of essentials, essential goods all over the world,” PM Modi during the session. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took a stance to express his views on the Russia-Ukraine conflict. PM Modi while being firm India’s long standing views of Dialogue and Diplomacy, said that We have to find a way to return to the path of ceasefire and diplomacy.
Later, he attended the afternoon session on Health after which he addressed the Indian Coummunity in Bali. As updated by Mr. Arindram Bagchi who is the official spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Indian Community in Bali on the first day where he talked about the accomplishments of the Indian Community around the world.
The MEA Spokesperson also told that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a session lined up on Digital Transformation on the second day of the G20 Summit.
There are several bilateral sessions scheduled during the two visit with several leaders of the Group 20 present during the Summit.
Prime Minister also talked about India’s Presidency of the 18th G20 Summit and said that the G20 leaders will provide a message of Peace and Harmony to the World when they meet in the land of Buddha and Gandhi next year.
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