In Pictures: Indian PM Narendra Modi at the G20 Summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday left for home after concluding his engagements at the G20 Summit in Germany, where the theme this year was 'Shaping an Inter-connected World'. G20 leaders discussed open markets, focus on reciprocity and non-discrimination, fight protectionism, unfair trade practices during the two-day summit.

"Goodbye Hamburg! PM emplanes for Delhi after a successful visit to Israel and G20 Summit," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted.

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.

Connected to India brings you the highlights of the PM's visit through the camera lens.

PM Modi at Session I on global growth and trade: GST will create a unified market of 1.3 bn people and build resilience. Photos Courtesy: Indian Ministry of External Affairs
PM Modi at Session I on global growth and trade: GST will create a unified market of 1.3 bn people and build resilience. Photos Courtesy: Indian Ministry of External Affairs

Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping briefly discussed a “range of issues” during an informal gathering of BRICS leaders in Hamburg on Friday, raising hopes of a resolution to the three-week-old standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in the Sikkim sector.

Modi and President Xi Jinping had a conversation on a range of issues at BRICS leaders' informal gathering at Hamburg hosted by China.
Modi and President Xi Jinping had a conversation on a range of issues at BRICS leaders' informal gathering at Hamburg hosted by China.

He also pressed upon his British counterpart Theresa May to ensure UK's cooperation to bring back economic offenders, amidst India working hard for the return of fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya and former IPL chief Lalit Modi. US President Donald Trump on the same day walked up to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ‘an impromptu interaction’.

The Indian PM with his British counterpart Theresa May (right) and US President Donald Trump (centre).
The Indian PM with his British counterpart Theresa May (right) and US President Donald Trump (centre).

Besides a series of bilateral meetings, Modi had brief chats with various leaders at the Summit, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau.

Modi (left) interacting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) and French President Emmanuel Macron during a panel discussion.
Modi (left) interacting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) and French President Emmanuel Macron during a panel discussion.
Modi (left) with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau.
Modi (right) with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau.

At the summit, Modi presented a 10-point agenda on fighting terrorism which was endorsed by the G20 leaders.

Modi's speech on tackling terrorism globally was widely-appreciated and well-received by the summit attendees.
Modi's speech on tackling terrorism globally was widely appreciated and well-received by the summit attendees.

In total, Modi held bilateral talks with leaders of eight countries on the sidelines of the G20 Summit. The members are 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.

PM Modi with leaders of the G20 nations.
PM Modi with leaders of the G20 nations.
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Tushaar Kuthiala
Tushaar Kuthiala – Senior Writer

Tushaar has five years experience as a journalist in founding two start-up newspapers. He worked as a special correspondent based in New Delhi with Daily World, an international media organisation. He enjoys reading and writing fiction in his spare time.

 

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