PM Modi Arrives In Hamburg For G20 Summit, Meet With Chinese Premier Not On The Cards

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| July 7 , 2017 , 07:35 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in the German city of Hamburg to attend the G20 Summit after completing his historic 3-day visit to Israel. While PM Modi is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with world leaders attending the Summit on its sidelines, a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping has already been ruled out in view of the tensions between the two nations and the standoff on the Sikkim border.

"PM @narendramodi reaches Hamburg for the G20 Summit. Key multilateral and bilateral engagements will take place through the summit," the Prime Minister's Office tweeted.

The G-20 (Group of Twenty) is made up of 19 countries and the European Union. These countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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The theme of the two-day summit this year is 'Shaping an Inter- connected World' and the G-20 leaders are expected to discuss terrorism, climate change, global trade, migration, sustainable development and global stability.

At the G20 Summit, PM Modi will also be participating in a meeting of leaders of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) on Saturday. He will also be holding bilateral meetings with some of the world leaders attending the summit.