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PM Modi and Chinese President Xi will meet on the sidelines of upcoming G20 meeting

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New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet on the sidelines of the tenth upcoming G20 meeting in Argentina on November 30, the Ministry of External Affairs said Tuesday.

Modi and Xi have met twice after their informal summit in Wuhan this year — at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit held in June in China’s Qingdao, and the BRICS Summit in South Africa’s Johannesburg in July.

Briefing the media about the G20 summit, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said, “At the tenth anniversary of the G20, it’s our expectation that leaders will reflect on what has been achieved in past 10 years and what could be done in next 10 years.”

When asked about a meeting between PM Modi and US president Trump, the foreign secretary said, ” India is working on various bilateral meetings during the upcoming summit.”

Leaders from across the globe are expected to dwell of the meeting’s theme: “building consensus for fair and sustainable development”.  The meeting is divided into three sections which are “putting people first”, “building consensus” and “embracing opportunity.”

India is expected to highlight challenges, including the risks posed by oil price volatility which has directly impacted the Indian economy, and the digital revolution considering how it can lead to employment opportunity, India’s Foreign Secretary said.

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