Indian PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump in conversation at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg on July 8. Photograph: (Twitter)
US President Trump and Indian PM Modi seem to be at ease in each other's company at the G-20 summit
As G-20 leaders continued their Summit discussions for the second day here today, US President Donald Trump today walked up to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "an impromptu interaction".
NITI Ayog vice chairman Arvind Panagariya, sherpa for India at the Summit, tweeted about the "interaction", along with pictures of the two leaders and others just before start of the second day of working sessions of the G-20 Summit ending today.
"In an impromptu interaction at the G-20 Summit, POTUS (President of the US) waves to the PM, walks to him, other leaders gather around. Gr8 moments," Panagariya tweeted. He described the interaction as "great moments".
In an impromptu interaction at G20 Summit, POTUS waves to the PM, walks to him, other leaders gather around. Gr8 moments pic.twitter.com/LzvLlfqaB2— Arvind Panagariya (@APanagariya) July 8, 2017
Panagariya, also the vice-chairman of government think- tank Niti Aayog, is representing India in the negotiations for the leaders' communique.
Besides a series of bilateral meetings, Modi had brief chats with various leaders at the Summit, including with IMF chief Christine Lagarde and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.