NEW DELHI : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has several bilateral meetings scheduled with world leaders who are arriving to attend the G-20 summit in the capital New Delhi.
Over 15 meetings are expected to be held between Modi and leaders of different countries starting from Friday evening, Indian government sources told Anadolu on Friday.
On Friday evening, Modi will hold a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden.
Modi wrote on X, formerly Twitter, that on Friday evening he will hold bilateral meetings with Biden, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth.
“The meetings will give an opportunity to review India’s bilateral ties with these nations and further strengthen developmental cooperation,” he said.
Local news agency Press Trust of India reported Modi will hold bilateral meetings with the leaders of the UK, Japan, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Türkiye, and the UAE among others.
Heads of delegations continue to arrive in New Delhi for the summit, Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said on Friday.
Restrictions in some parts of the capital have come into force ahead of the summit.
Delhi’s traffic police said Friday that unauthorized vehicles will not be allowed to enter the New Delhi District, where the summit will take place.
G-20 is an intergovernmental forum primarily concerned with economic issues, comprising the world’s 20 largest economies – 19 countries and the EU. India holds the presidency of the G-20 from Dec. 1, 2022 to Nov. 30, 2023. — AA