PM Modi meets Japan's Abe in his first bilateral summit on G20 sidelines  

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 27, 2019, 11.08 AM(IST)

PM Modi meeting his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe ahead of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. Photograph:( Twitter )

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Modi praised the Japan PM for organising the summit while the latter congratulated the Indian prime minister for an ''overwhelming'' victory in elections.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe ahead of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. In his first bilateral meeting on the sidelines of G20 summit, Modi reportedly discussed infrastructure projects and bullet trains.

''Discussed broad range of topics of mutual interest. PM said that he was looking forward to visit of PM Abe to India later this year for the Annual Summit,'' tweeted Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson.

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Modi praised the Japan PM for organising the summit while the latter congratulated the Indian prime minister for an ''overwhelming'' victory in the recent general election.

PM Modi will also be meeting Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, South Korea President Moon Jae-in, German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the first day of the two-day G20 summit, the sixth he is participating since he became prime minister in 2014.

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On Friday, PM Modi will attend two trilateral -- Japan America & India (JAI) and Russia India & China trilateral (RIC). On the same day, he will also be present at the informal BRICS Meet.