G20 Summit: Russia, India, China agree to work on terrorism, disaster relief, global peace

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Dec 01, 2018, 07:46 AM(IST)

PM Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping at G20 Summit. The image was tweeted by PM Modi.  Photograph:( Twitter )

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The three leaders felt that the three countries 'should coordinate in various areas to contribute to global peace.'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday participated in a trilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the 13th G20 Summit in Argentina. 

Speaking during the meeting, the Prime Minister stated that the world today is going through extraordinary changes and uncertainty. "The increase in geopolitical tension is affecting global governance," he noted. 

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"WTO's Doha Development Agenda has been stalled, we haven't seen a financial commitment for developing countries from developed countries at an expected level since the Paris Accord. In this way, climate justice is being weakened," the Prime Minister stated.

Indian foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale shared further information about PM Modi's interaction with the Russian and the Chinese leader at the trilateral meet, adding that the leaders felt that the three countries "should coordinate in various areas to contribute to global peace."

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"They all felt that we should work together to steer global economic governance. They felt that the three countries should work together in areas where we could promote peace and stability in the regional crisis. We should work together on terrorism, disaster relief and assistance," Gokhale added. 

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi at the Summit suggested that the Financial Action Task Force or FATF should formulate a standard definition of fugitive economic offenders. 
 

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