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G-20 summit begins today in Osaka

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G-20 summit begins today in Osaka

@g20orgThe two days G-20 Summit is underway at Osaka in Japan. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warmly welcomed the heads of member nations.

The theme of the summit is Human-centred future society. Several state heads including Prime Minister Narendra Modi are taking part in the two-day summit.

19 countries, the European Union and several special invitees are participating at the Osaka Summit which will see discussions on Global Economy- Trade & Investment, Innovation in Digital Economy and Artificial Intelligence, Addressing Inequalities, Realizing an Inclusive & Sustainable World and Climate Change Energy and Environment in four different sessions.

Mr Modi also met President of South Korea Moon Jae-In. Mr Moon said that Korea has a southern policy like India has act East policy adding that these two can be synergised.

Prime Minister also had a meeting with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Both leaders discussed the situation in gulf, which can impact oil prices. In that sense, PM appreciated Saudi Arabia role on the supply side.

Foreign Secretary informed that the Haj quota has been increased from 1,70,000 to 200000. Mr Gokhale said Crown Prince invited PM Modi for an international conference.

Our correspondent reports, Prime minister will also have bilateral meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the summit.

The Hindu

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