PM Modi to meet Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe today

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 27, 2019, 09.22 AM(IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Shinzo Abe. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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Meanwhile, Abe also reached Osaka and he is expected to hold a series of bilateral meetings ahead of G20 summit.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday in Osaka.

PM Modi arrived in Japan on Thursday morning and in a tweet said, "Reached Osaka to join the #G20 Summit. Grateful to the dynamic Indian community for the warm welcome!"

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Meanwhile, Abe also reached Osaka and he is expected to hold a series of bilateral meetings ahead of G20 summit.

PM Modi will also be meeting US president Donald Trump on Friday. This is Modi's first meeting with the US president in his second term.

In his departure statement ahead of his visit to Osaka in Japan for the G20 Summit, PM Modi said he looked forward to discussing major challenges and opportunities faced by the world with other global leaders.

"Women empowerment, issues related to digitalisation and artificial intelligence, and progress in achieving Sustainable Development Goals and in our common efforts to address major global challenges such as terrorism and climate change form the rich agenda of the Summit," PM Modi said.

The prime minister, who will have several meetings on the sidelines of the summit, said he looked forward to engaging with leaders of India's major partner countries on important issues of bilateral and global importance.