Live: G20 Summit kicks off in Japan; leaders to address existing, emerging challenges

This was PM Modi's first meeting with US President Trump after the BJP's landslide win in Lok Sabha election.


OSAKA/NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday held bilateral talks with US President Donald Trump in Japan's Osaka on the sidelines of G20 Summit. The two leaders met shortly after the Japan-America-India trilateral meeting during which PM Modi highlighted "the importance India attaches to" the grouping.

Here are live updates from G20 Summit:


28 June 2019
14:15 PM

Foreign Secy Vijay Gokhale on Russia-India-China meeting: All three leaders agreed that in an era of economic and global change, it's important to maintain the trend of globalization, a free rule-based trading system, to oppose tendency towards protectionism.

14:12 PM

PM Modi meets Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of #G20Summit in Osaka, Japan.

13:27 PM

PM Modi presents his vision of maximising digital technology for society benefit in his intervention at G20 on Digital Economy & AI. 

13:26 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses RIC Leaders' Informal meet in Osaka, Japan. 

11:19 AM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and PM Modi discuss ways to diversify and deepen India-Germany ties. 


11:19 AM
10:44 AM

Met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. We reviewed the full range of relations between India and Saudi Arabia. Our talks today will add great strength to bilateral ties between our nations: PM Modi


10:34 AM

First session of G20 Summit kicks off: 


10:20 AM

"The BRICS family comes together yet again! Delighted to meet BRICS leaders. Shared my thoughts on the importance of access to energy and energy security, making WTO mechanisms stronger and fighting protectionism and close cooperation to eliminate forces of terror," tweets PM Modi.


10:15 AM

PM Modi meets South Korean President Moon Jae-in:



10:14 AM

The G20 family photo:



10:12 AM

"Interactions with various world leaders on the sidelines of the #G20 Summit in Osaka," PMO tweets.

09:53 AM

"Global approach to global challenges. PM @narendramodi joins other #G20 leaders at the commencement of the #G20 summit. In the coming four sessions, leaders will discuss collective strategies to address existing and emerging challenges facing the world," tweets MEA spokesperson. 


09:35 AM

BRICS nations call for strengthening WTO, fighting protectionism and terrorism. Read the full joint statement on BRICS leaders’ informal meeting on the margins of G20 Summit here



09:34 AM

"The talks with @POTUS were wide ranging. We discussed ways to leverage the power of technology, improve defence and security ties as well as issues relating to trade. India stands committed to further deepen economic and cultural relations with USA. @realDonaldTrump," tweets PM Modi.


09:25 AM

Takoyaki, a traditional Japanese snack made of a wheat flour-based batter, at G20 Kitchen


09:09 AM

"We must ensure resilience and security of our 5G networks, it's essential to our shared safety and prosperity. US opposes data localisation and policies which have been used to restrict digital trade and violate privacy and intellectual property protections," Donald Trump at G20 Summit. 

09:08 AM

PM Modi presents a five-point approach to address common challenges facing the world. 

09:07 AM

"An invaluable strategic partner. PM @narendramodi met with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on the margins of the #G20. Discussed deepening cooperation in trade & investment, energy security, counter terrorism, among other areas," tweets MEA.


09:07 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds bilateral meeting with President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, on the sidelines of G20 Summit


09:05 AM

G20 Summit begins:


09:03 AM

Ivanka Trump talks about PM Modi-Donald Trump meet, calls it a "productive meet".

09:03 AM
08:39 AM

"BRICS leaders met in Osaka, on the sidelines of the #G20 Summit. In his remarks, PM @narendramodi spoke about strengthening WTO, fighting protectionism, ensuring energy security and the need to work together to fight terrorism," tweets PMO.


08:36 AM

All G20 leaders, including PM Modi, come together for a photo-op session. Watch it live here:

08:32 AM

"This is clear that it (global trade) needs to be adopted to the present-day developments... We consider counter-productive any attempts to destroy WTO or to lower its role," Putin said at a meeting of leaders from the BRICs countries on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. 


08:22 AM


08:20 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a bilateral meeting with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines of G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan.

08:10 AM

On S-400, Gokhale said, "This is a relationship which is deep and broad. The S 400 issue was not discussed." 

"On Iran, primary focus was on how we ensure stability there, as instability affects us in many ways, not just in matter of energy needs, but also in terms of our large diaspora in Gulf, 8 million Indians in the Gulf," he said.

08:08 AM

PM Modi gives "five suggestions" to tackle "three major challenges" 

08:01 AM

"Main topic of discussion was Indo-Pacific, how the three countries (Japan, America and India) can work together in terms of connectivity, infrastructure, ensuring peace and security, and in terms of working together to build upon this new concept," said Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale. 

"There was a discussion on trade. The PM did mentioned that we had taken some action after GSP was revoked and see how can we resolve this issue. Trump welcomed this. It was a very productive discussion. On trade negotiations has not been done on the level of leaders," said Foreign Secretary Gokhale.

"On 5G, the main issue was to bring in focus on how we can work on leverage. Trump welcomed this and said that US has the capability and said that US and India can work together," he added.


07:46 AM

I have appealed for a global conference on terrorism. The fight against terrorism needs to be among our top priorities: PM Modi

07:43 AM

PM Modi thanks leaders of other nations for supporting the fight against terrorism, says, "Terrorism is the biggest threat to mankind. Not only does it takes the lives of innocent people, it also affects economic development and communal harmony. We have to stop all mediums of support to terrorism and racism." 


07:30 AM

"Main topic of discussion was Indo-Pacific, how the 3 countries can work together in terms of connectivity, infrastructure, ensuring peace & security,& in terms of working together to build upon this new concept," Foreign Secretary on Japan-America-India (JAI) trilateral meeting.

07:29 AM

PM Modi poses for a picture alongside Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro, Russia President Vladimir Putin, China President Xi Jinping and South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa.

07:27 AM

An informal BRICS meeting is underway in Japan's Osaka, on the sidelines of G20 Summit.


07:23 AM

"2nd 'JAI' - Japan-America-India Trilateral Meeting between PM @narendramodi, Japanese PM @AbeShinzo & POTUS @realDonaldTrump on margins of #G20 Summit. Discussion focused on how the 3 countries can together work together towards an open, stable & rule-based Indo-Pacific region,"tweets MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar

07:22 AM

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale addresses media on India -US talks. 

07:14 AM

The White House tweets, "Meeting just concluded: President @realDonaldTrump and Prime Minister @narendramodi of India shared ideas to reduce America’s trade deficit, enhance defense cooperation, and safeguard peace and stability throughout the Indian Ocean and Pacific region."



07:07 AM

"Today’s meeting of the JAI Trilateral was a productive one. We had extensive discussions on the Indo-Pacific region, improving connectivity and infrastructure development. Grateful to PM @AbeShinzo and President @realDonaldTrump for sharing their views as well," tweets PM Modi.


06:58 AM

"PM @narendramodi and @POTUS held talks on the sidelines of the #G20 Summit in Osaka. Both leaders discussed various bilateral and global issues. @realDonaldTrump," tweets PMO India.

06:52 AM

"You (PM Modi) deserve it (victory in Lok Sabha election). You've done a great job in pulling together. I remember when you first took over, there were many factions and they were fighting with each other& now they get along. It's a fantastic tribute to you and your abilities," US President Trump to Modi.

06:51 AM

"We have become great friends and our countries have never been closer. I can say that with surety. We'll work together in many ways including military, we'll be discussing trade today," Donald Trump.

06:45 AM

"I am very greatful that you congratulated me on my victory. We are three countries and JAI means Victory. We are committed to our democracy," PM Modi to Trump

06:41 AM

Trump and PM Modi met shortly after the Japan-America-India trilateral meeting. The meeting assumes significance with the US president championing his 'America First' policy and pushing for lower tariffs on US products. Before his arrival in Japan on Thursday, Trump tweeted, "I look forward to speaking with Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi about the fact that India, for years having put very high Tariffs against the United States, just recently increased the Tariffs even further. This is unacceptable and the Tariffs must be withdrawn!"

This was Modi's first meeting with Trump after the BJP's landslide win in the parliamentary election. 

06:40 AM
06:39 AM

PM Modi: In this meeting, I would like to have discussions on 4 issues- Iran, 5G, our bilateral relations, and defence relations.

06:37 AM

PM Narendra Modi holds bilateral talks with US President Donald Trump in Japan's Osaka.


06:36 AM

PM Modi explains 'JAI'-- Japan, America and India - at the trilateral meeting.

06:35 AM

Mr Modi, Congratulations on your great victory. I should say congratulations to both because Shinzo also had a great victory. You are doing a great job to your countries: Donald Trump at JAI meet


06:34 AM

"Committed to a better future. Meeting of JAI (Japan-America-India)Trilateral takes place in Osaka.  PM @AbeShinzo welcomes the leaders. @POTUS congratulates Prime Ministers Modi and Abe for their electoral victories. PM Modi highlights the importance India attaches to JAI," tweeted the PM's Office


06:34 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a trilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump and Japanese premier Shinzo Abe Friday ahead of the formal opening of the G-20 Summit.
During the Japan-America-India trilateral meeting, Modi highlighted "the importance India attaches to" the grouping.

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