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PM Modi to attend G-20 summit in Japan from June 27-29: MEA

PTI New Delhi | Updated on June 21, 2019 Published on June 21, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the G-20 summit at Osaka in Japan from June 27 to 29, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Friday. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar announced that former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu would be India’s Sherpa at the meet.

“This would be the sixth time that Prime Minister Modi would be participating in the summit. He would hold bilateral (discussions) and participate in plurilateral meetings which would be announced closer to the date,” Kumar said.

G-20 members are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the UK and the US.

Collectively, the G-20 economies account for nearly 90 per cent of the gross world product, 80 per cent of world trade, two-thirds of the world population, and approximately half of the world land area.

Published on June 21, 2019
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