External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar joined PM Modi. PM Modi will meet world leaders on the sidelines of the G20 summit. No meeting of Xi Jinping and PM Modi is proposed. Earlier, PM Modi and Jinping had attended the SCO Summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan in September. Even then there was no separate meeting of the two. This meeting of the two leaders has happened when Xi Jinping has become the President of China for the third time by showing a dictatorial attitude. So far, no formal congratulatory message has been given to Jinping from India.
Shaking hands for the first time after Galvan Valley
The biggest issue between China and India is related to the border. Due to the border dispute, violence has also been seen many times. In June 2020, violence was witnessed in the Galvan Valley, in which 20 Indian soldiers were martyred. About 40 Chinese soldiers were killed in this. But China has not accepted it in any way. Even after two years of the Galvan Valley violence, no meeting has taken place between the two leaders. For the first time both the leaders are seen shaking hands on camera.
PM Modi meets Rishi Sunak
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on the sidelines of the G20 Summit. This is the first meeting of the two leaders after Rishi of Indian origin became the Prime Minister. Earlier in October, PM Modi and Rishi Sunak had a phone conversation and insisted on a balanced and comprehensive free trade agreement between the two countries. PM Modi has arrived in Bali on Monday. Here he met President Macky Sall of the Republic of Senegal, PM Mark Rutte of the Netherlands and US President Joe Biden.
PM Modi stresses on ending the war
This meeting of G20 countries is taking place at a time when the war between Russia and Ukraine is going on. This war is being mentioned every time in the meeting. Russian President Putin probably didn’t join it seeing this. In the G-20 meeting, PM Modi reiterated India’s stand on the issue of Russia. PM Modi said that India supports the ceasefire and the issue should be resolved through dialogue.