Modi, Xi Discussed A ‘Range Of Issues’ At The G20 Summit

The Chinese leader, who presided over the meeting, also called on the BRICS countries to ‘push for peaceful settlement of regional conflicts and disputes, and to consolidate the role of the G20 mechanism as the premier platform for worldwide economic cooperation’.He said at the meeting: “The role of the BRICS leadership is needed in the global fight against climate change and terrorism”. The process of this decision will be started not long from now but later after this year.Ahead of the meeting of BRICS leaders, however, China kept up the pressure on India over the standoff at Donglang, which began on June 16 when Indian troops opposed the construction of a road by Chinese forces in an area claimed by Bhutan.He also said that India would implement the Paris climate agreement “in letter and spirit” and described its implementation globally as essential to fighting climate change.Referring to various initiatives taken by the government, Modi said Skill India, Digital India, financial inclusion are India’s own initiatives in consonance with sustainable development goals (SDGs).The Congress Party on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s G-20 summit appearance was a photo opportunity, much less a foreign policy. He also called for expediting efforts to establish a BRICS rating agency.The two leaders last met in Kazakhstan capital Astana last month during the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit.RECAP | Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin also met and had a “robust and lengthy” exchange over Russian interference in the USA elections and agreed to a new ceasefire agreement for Syria in their first fact-to-face meeting.”The latest standoff in Sikkim and the discourse reflects China’s desire to break the age-old bonhomie between Bhutan and India”.Modi today met May during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit here and sought UKs help in this regard.Lalit Modi, the former chief of Indian Premier League (IPL), is wanted by the Indian authorities with respect to a money laundering probe and he is said to be in the UK.He said that he looked forward to Abe’s forthcoming visit to India for the next annual summit and hoped it would further strengthen their cooperation.The US had also recently sent a navy warship near an artificial island in the South China Sea as part of the first “freedom of navigation” operation under President Donald Trump.It quoted Xi as saying he appreciates India’s success in economic and social development and wishes India even bigger success.