Modi in Bishkek HIGHLIGHTS: Russia, India, China meet planned on sidelines of G-20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accepted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invitation to be the main guest at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok in early September, news agency ANI reported quoting Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale. President Putin has invited the PM to be the main guest at Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia in early September, and PM Modi has accepted the invitation, Gokhale said.



Gokhale also added that a trilateral meeting between Russia, India, and China (RIC) has been planned on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Japan’s Osaka. The G-20 summit is scheduled for June 28 and June 29.


PM Modi also thanked President Putin for the rifle manufacturing unit in Amethi.


PM Modi also held bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. In his meeting with China’s Xi, PM Modi briefly discussed Pakistan and asserted that India’s efforts towards peace with the neighbouring country were derailed by them. He stressed that talks cannot happen with terrorism at the helm.


PM Modi and President Xi’s discussion also included a brief discussion about the listing issue of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar, news agency ANI said quoting Foreign Secretary Gokhale.