PM Narendra Modi in Brisbane: As it happened

After making a strong pitch for economic reforms on the first day of G20 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the world leaders on Sunday. Here are the live updates.

PM Narendra Modi in Brisbane: As it happened

Brisbane: After making a strong pitch for economic reforms on the first day of G20 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi  on Sunday stressed on the importance of coordination between all nations to face challenges of black money, terrorism, drug trafficking and arms smuggling. Later in the day he unveiled Mahatma Gandhi's statue at Roma Park Street. Here are the live updates.

  • PM Modi ends off today's engagement. His supporters look forward for his Sydney visit. 


  • The entire show was fabulous. It's an honour to perform before him, said an artist who performed at PM's Civic Reception told ANI. 

  • PM Modi lauds Brisbane for great reception, shakes hand with the people in crowd.



  • Credit for this strong partnership between India and Queensland goes to you Premier and Lord Mayor, says Modi.
  • Brisbane has played a vital role in India-Australia's relation. It has shown the world what a great host it is, says Modi.
  • PM Modi begins his address at City Hall, Brisbane. Thanks all for warm welcome.

  • Our relationship with India is going to spring forward in an unprecedented way, says Premier Campbell of Queensland 

  • Several cultural performances were organised in honour of PM Modi at Civic reception in City Hall.


  • 'You have lots of fans here', Premier Campbell of Queensland told PM Modi as he arrived at Brisbane City Hall for the next programme.


  • PM Modi has left the venue. His supporters said goodbye to him.


  • PM Narendra Modi unveiled Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Brisbane's Roma Park Street.



  • Non violence was an article of faith for Mahatma Gandhi, says Modi.

  • When Mahatma Gandhi stayed at Sabarmati Ashram the river was full of water. Yet even that time he scolded people for wasting water, says Modi.

  • If we hadn't exploited mother nature and have followed the path Gandhi showed us, the situation wouldn't have been this grave, says Modi.
  • Mahatma Gandhi always opposed exploitation of nature, says Modi.
  • If we look at the problems world is facing, Gandhi's teachings seem to be the only solution, says Modi. 
  • On October 2, 1869 a human being wasn’t born, but an entire age was born, says Modi.

  • PM Modi begins addressing the masses. He said that he is grateful to the Brisbane Mayor for such beautiful reception.  

  • The Lord Mayor of Brisbane welcomed PM Narendra Modi.


  • Happy to announce a bridge will be named after Mahatma Gandhi in Springfield, says programme organiser.

  • PM Modi has reached Roma Park Street and greeted supporters by waving his hand.


  • PM Modi is expected to reach the Roma Park Street venue shortly where he will be unveiling the Mahatma Gandhi's statue.  

  • PM Modi's supporters gather near Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Brisbane. They are chanting 'Modi' slogans.


  • PM indicated a need for Global Centre for renewable energy, it was widely welcomed, says Prabhu.

  • G-20 Summit Communique welcomes India-US understanding related to WTO on Trade facilitation with provisions on food security, says MEA.


  • Global infrastructure was a significant outcome of this summit, one of central themes for summit, says Prabhu

  • We could see that employment which is one of priority issues of India, became central issue of discussion at summit, says Prabhu

  • PM Modi is most sought after leader of G20, significant entry for a PM into a global forum like G20, says Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu tells ANI.

  • Modi is a man of humble beginnings, India is on verge of something wonderful, Australian resident Philip told ANI.

  • PM Modi concludes intervention on issues of tax evasion at G-20 Summit.

  • We support new global standard on automatic exchange of information, says PM Modi

  • PM Modi proposes to G-20 the setting up a global virtual centre for clean energy research & development.

  • I support all initiatives to facilitate exchange of information & mutual assistance in tax policy & administration, says Modi.
  • Close coordination is important not just for addressing the challenge of black money, but also security issues like terrorism, drug trafficking, arms smuggling, says Modi
  • Urge every jurisdiction, especially tax havens, to provide information for tax purposes in accordance with treaty obligations, says Modi.
  • Increased mobility of capital and technology have created new opportunities for avoiding tax and profit shifting, says Modi.
  • Although we each have our domestic priorities, coordinated decisions may help us all in the long run, says Modi.
  • Need for policy coordination among major economies remains strong, says Modi.
  • PM addresses G20 session 'Delivering Global Economic'.

We are ready to cooperate in all sectors, Prince Salman to PM Modi


  • PM Modi meets Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

  • Merkel invited Modi to visit Germany. She also said that the relations between the two countries are deepening" .
  • PM Modi meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the second day of G20 summit.


Modi yesterday pitched for global cooperation on repatriation of black money stashed abroad as the summit of G20 countries opened here amidst intense pressure from within on tackling the menace.

Meeting G20 leaders for the first time in a summit, he made it clear that repatriation of unaccounted Indian black money abroad is his government's priority and also sent a message that economic reforms should be insulated from politics.


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