1. G20 Summit: When US President Donald Trump walked up to PM Modi for impromptu interaction

G20 Summit: When US President Donald Trump walked up to PM Modi for impromptu interaction

Taking their newly formed friendship a step ahead, the US President Donald Trump walked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an impromptu interaction before the start of the second day of G20 Summit.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: July 8, 2017 6:23 PM
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Taking their newly formed friendship a step ahead, the US President Donald Trump walked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an impromptu interaction, reported news agency PTI. The incident happened just before the start of the second day of the summit. Arvind Panagariya, sherpa for India at the Summit, tweeted about the “interaction”, along with pictures of the two leaders and others just before the start of the second day of working sessions of the G20 Summit ending today. This incident took place days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s US trip where Donald Trump had called him a true friend.

“In an impromptu interaction at the G20 Summit, POTUS (President of the US) waves to the PM, walks to him, other leaders gather around. Gr8 moments,” Panagariya tweeted. He further described the interaction as “some memorable moments just before the second day of the G20 Summit begins”. Panagariya, who is also the vice-chairman of government think-tank Niti Aayog, is representing India in the negotiations for the leaders’ communique.

Apart from this Prime Minister Narendra Modi also met the Norwegian PM Erna Solberg on Saturday afternoon at Hamburg. During this meet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed various bilateral issues with his counterpart but the highlight of this meeting was a special gift given to the PM by Erna Solberg. The Norwegian PM presented PM Modi with a football at Hamburg, reported news agency ANI. This football represented sustainable development goals of both the countries.

Meanwhile, PM Modi also met his British counterpart Theresa May and sought UK’s cooperation for the return of escaped Indian economic offenders. Both leaders also talked about the complete range of India-UK ties. In a tweet after the meeting, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay said the Prime Minister asked for UK’s “cooperation for the return of escaped Indian economic offenders”.

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