Repatriation of unaccounted money abroad is priority, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that repatriation of unaccounted money abroad is a priority while addressing the leaders from the BRICS nations, ahead of the G20 Summit.

Repatriation of unaccounted money abroad is priority, says PM Modi

Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that repatriation of unaccounted money abroad is a priority while addressing the leaders from the BRICS nations, ahead of the G20 Summit.

He also called for close coordination on unaccounted money kept abroad and it poses security challenges.

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin, took to Twitter to quote Modi on the issue.

“Repatriation of unaccounted money kept abroad is a key priority for us-PM @narendramodi to BRICS ahead of G-20 Summit,” he tweeted.

Another tweet stated, “At BRICS meet ahead of G-20 PM @narendramodi calls for "Close coordination on unaccounted money kept abroad".

The MEA spokesperson also tweeted, “Unaccounted money abroad is also linked to security challenges - PM @narendramodi ahead of G-20 Summit in Brisbane”.

Earlier in the morning Prime Minister Modi arrived at the venue of the G20 Summit to participate in the meeting which will be attended by leaders from 20 nations around the world in the likes of US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin among others.

Yesterday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hosted a dinner for his Indian counterpart on the margins of the G20 Summit, and had told the leader that he was happy to meet him once again. Besides he also met EU President Herman Van Rompuy and UK Prime Minister David Cameron. Besides he also visited Queensland University of Technology.

After attending the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to travel to Sydney, where he will attend a community reception and address the Indian Diaspora.

The Prime Minister will then travel to Canberra and address the special joint sitting of the Australian Parliament on November 18. He is also to address a community event in Melbourne before travelling to Fiji. 

(With Agency Inputs)

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