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From holding trilateral talks to preparing ground to host G20 summit in 2022; Key takeaways from PM Modi's Buenos Aires visit

During his tightly packed schedule, he met world prominent world leaders including US President Donald Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping among others.

Written by: India TV News Desk, Buenos Aires [ Updated: December 02, 2018 22:20 IST ]
World leaders pose for a group photograph at the G20 summit.

World leaders pose for a group photograph at the G20 summit.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived in New Delhi after a hectic three-days in Argentina where he attended the 13th G20 summit. During his tightly packed schedule, he met world prominent world leaders including US President Donald Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Tukish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, South Korean President Moon-Jae-in among others.

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson (MEA) Raveesh Kumar took to Twitter, lauding PM Modi for 'Making India's voice count!'

Here are some of the key takeaways from PM Modi's Buenos Aires Visit

1.  Yoga 'gift' to world: PM Modi in Buenos Aires

PM Modi kicked off his Buenos Aires visit by addressing participants at a yoga event. Highlighting the benefits of the ancient Indian health practice, PM Modi said that Yoga is India's gift to the world for health, and peace. He added that yoga both your body and mind healthy.

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2.  PM Modi meets Saudi Crown Prince, discusses investments, defence ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on Friday and discussed ways to further boost economic, cultural and energy ties.

The two sides also held discussions on enhancing investment in technology, renewable energy and food security.

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3.  India to play responsible role at climate talks: PM Modi to UN Chief

India will play its "due and responsible" role at the climate change negotiations in Poland next week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured UN chief Antonio Guterres.

4.  PM Modi holds 'trilateral' talks with Trump, Abe, calls it 'JAI'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held trilateral talks with US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe . 

Terming the India-US-Japan partnership as "JAI" or victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the partnership between the three nations would go a long way in ensuring world peace and prosperity.

"If I put it differently, Japan, America and India is JAI. In Hindi, 'JAI' means success," PM Modi said after the first-ever trilateral meet with US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires. 

PM Modi said it was a "good occasion" as the three nations dedicated to democratic values met to discuss how to promote peace, prosperity and stability in the world.

ALSO READ | PM Modi calls first India, Japan, America trilateral meet 'JAI', says India committed to Indo-Pacific region's prosperity 

5.  India, Russia, China hold trilateral meeting after 12 years

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin held the trilateral meeting on Friday, the second among the three countries after a gap of 12 years, on the sidelines of the G-20 summit to discuss cooperation in various areas.

“Excellent meeting of the RIC (Russia, India, China) Trilateral. President Putin, President Xi Jinping and I discussed a wide range of subjects that would further cement the friendship between our nations and enhance world peace,” Modi said.

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6.  PM Modi meets EU leaders, discusses ways to counter terrorism in all forms

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met leaders of European Union (EU) on the sidelines of G20 Summit in Argentina. 

The prime minister held meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. 

During his meeting with EU leaders, the prime minister discussed ways to strengthen the India-EU relations, including joint effort to counter terrorism in all forms.

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7. PM Modi presents 9-point agenda to take action against fugitive economic offenders, calls for active cooperation

PM Modi also presented a nine-point agenda to the member nations calling for active cooperation among them to comprehensively deal with fugitive economic offenders. Modi presented the agenda in the second session of the G20 Summit on international trade, international financial and tax systems.

Seeking cooperation in legal processes including effective freezing of the proceeds of crime, early return of the offenders, efficient repatriation of the proceeds of crime, the agenda said these must be enhanced and streamlined.
 
India also called for joint efforts by G-20 countries to form a mechanism that denies entry and safe havens to fugitive economic offenders.

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8.  Terrorism, financial crimes biggest global crimes: PM Modi at BRICS meet in Argentina

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday exhorted that terrorism and financial crimes are two of the biggest threats that the world is facing today. 

Speaking at BRICS Leaders' Informal Meeting on the sidelines of G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Modi highlighted why the world needs to unite against the menace of terrorism and financial crimes. "Terrorism and radicalism are a threat to the world. Those who commit financial crimes are also a big threat. We have to work together against black money", he said.

Calling all developing nations of the world to unite, PM Modi also urged for working towards common interests. "We have to talk in one voice for the interest of developing nations in the United Nations and other multilateral organizations. This is the reason we have come together for BRICS." 

ALSO READ |  PM Modi at BRICS informal meeting: 'Terrorism, radicalism are threat to world'

9. India to host G-20 summit in 2022

Before leaving Buenos Aires, PM Modi announced that India will host the G20 summit in 2022, coincing with the country's 75th anniversary of Independence.

"In 2022 India completes 75 years since Independence. In that special year, India looks forward to welcoming the world to the G-20 Summit! Come to India, the world's fastest growing large economy! Know India's rich history and diversity, and experience the warm Indian hospitality," Modi tweeted after making the announcement.

ALSO READ | India to host high-profile G20 summit in 2022, coinciding with 75th anniversary of country's Independence

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