Amid the rising euphoria over the two day G20 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold more than 15 bilateral meetings with world leaders. Modi is expected to meet Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth besides US President Joe Biden today itself.
Taking to social media X, Modi said, “This evening, I look forward to three bilateral meetings at my residence. I will be meeting Mauritius PM @KumarJugnauth, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina and @POTUS @JoeBiden.”
The meetings will give an opportunity to review India’s bilateral ties with these nations and further strengthen developmental cooperation, he added.
Tomorrow, in addition to the G20 meetings, Modi will hold bilateral meetings with UK, Japan, Germany and Italy as well.
That apart, PM Modi will also hold a working lunch meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. He will do a pull aside meeting with Canada and bilateral meetings with Comoros, Turkey, UAE, South Korea, EU/EC, Brazil and Nigeria, according to sources.
The G20 summit will provide an opportunity for Modi and other leaders to hold meetings and discuss issues which are pending.
World leaders have started arriving in New Delhi for the summit. The inclusion of African Union in the G20 frame could be India’s key achievement for New Delhi, which has positioned itself as the most credible voice for the Global South.