India part of two trilaterals at G20
In an apparent reflection of India's growing global profile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be part of two trilateral meetings on the sidelines of G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina - the first with leaders of Japan and the US and second with leaders of Russia and China.
Nov 30, 2018
In an apparent reflection of India's growing global profile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be part of two trilateral meetings on the sidelines of G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina - the first with leaders of Japan and the US and second with leaders of Russia and China. Sources said the trilateral (JAI) between Japan, America and India is first such meeting while the Russia India China (RIC) trilateral is taking place after 12 years.
Modi is also having a series of bilateral meetings including with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Chinese President Xi Jinping. He is also meeting UN Secretary General António Guterres. Sources said in recent years, Saudi Arabia has been a valuable partner of India and the relationship has expanded beyond the Indian community to issues related to the economy, energy and security.
Indian officials said the timing of trilateral meetings is directly related to period of major global developments and is indicative of India's growing diplomatic and economic profile in the world.
The sources said it was a recognition of several aspects such as India being a factor of stability in the region and it being a "global engine of economic growth."
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