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.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 14:15

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.

28 June 2019, 14:12 PM

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

28 June 2019, 13:28 PM

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

28 June 2019, 13:27 PM

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

28 June 2019, 11:20 AM

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


28 June 2019, 11:19 AM

28 June 2019, 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


28 June 2019, 10:35 AM

First session of G20 Summit kicks off: 


28 June 2019, 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.


28 June 2019, 10:19 AM

PM Modi meets South Korean President Moon Jae-in:



28 June 2019, 10:15 AM

The G20 family photo:



28 June 2019, 10:13 AM

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

28 June 2019, 09:55 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. 


28 June 2019, 09:52 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



28 June 2019, 09:35 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.


28 June 2019, 09:26 AM

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


28 June 2019, 09:12 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. 

28 June 2019, 09:09 AM

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

28 June 2019, 09:08 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.


28 June 2019, 09:07 AM

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


28 June 2019, 09:07 AM

G20 Summit begins:


28 June 2019, 09:04 AM

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

28 June 2019, 09:03 AM

28 June 2019, 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.


28 June 2019, 08:36 AM

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

28 June 2019, 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. 


28 June 2019, 08:22 AM


28 June 2019, 08:22 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.

28 June 2019, 08:11 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.

28 June 2019, 08:10 AM

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

28 June 2019, 08:03 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.


28 June 2019, 07:49 AM

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

28 June 2019, 07:46 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." 


28 June 2019, 07:31 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.

28 June 2019, 07:30 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.

28 June 2019, 07:29 AM

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


28 June 2019, 07:24 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

28 June 2019, 07:22 AM

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

28 June 2019, 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."



28 June 2019, 07:08 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.


28 June 2019, 06:59 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.

28 June 2019, 06:53 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.

28 June 2019, 06:52 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.

28 June 2019, 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

28 June 2019, 06:43 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. 

28 June 2019, 06:40 AM

28 June 2019, 06:40 AM

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

28 June 2019, 06:38 AM

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


28 June 2019, 06:37 AM

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