1. PM Narendra Modi returns after concluding two-nation tour

PM Narendra Modi returns after concluding two-nation tour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached the national capital after concluding his two-nation tour.

By: | New Delhi | Published: July 9, 2017 6:30 AM
modi, modi return, g20 summit, modi return to india, modi return from hamburg PM Narendra Modi arrives in Delhi from Hamburg. (ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached the national capital after concluding his two-nation tour. Prime Minister Modi started his tour from Israel, where he signed seven agreements. He also met the business community, where the CEOs of Indian and Israeli businesses signed MoUs worth over $5 billion on the sidelines of the visit. The Forum also set up six Joint Committees covering startups, pharma and life sciences, homeland security, agriculture, energy and water sectors. He later headed to Germany’s Hamburg to attend the G-20 summit. Prime Minister Modi, in the G-20 summit, called on for a debate in dealing with forced migration and pressed for a comprehensive and cooperative policy framework to distinguish legal migration. Addressing a session at the G-20 meet on India’s Partnership with Africa, Migration and Health on the second day, Prime Minister Modi said the meet must walk the talk to facilitate technological and financial infusion in Africa. He also held the bilateral talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy on the sidelines of the G-20 summit and talked about several issues of mutual interests and cooperation.

Later, he also met with his British counterpart Theresa May on the sidelines of the summit, urging for a greater cooperation for extradition of absconding Indian economic offenders. On Friday, the first day of the summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top leaders of the world- including U.S. President Donald Trump, his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, and also with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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On Day 1, counter-terrorism and its funding dominated the discussions amongst the leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies at the G-20 Summit in Germany. On Friday, the Prime Minister had a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, and also, with his Canadian counterpart, Justin Trudeau.

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