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PM Modi holds bilateral meets with French Prez Macron, German Chancellor Scholz, Canadian PM Trudeau

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NEW DELHI, Sept 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held a series of bilateral meetings with
world leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, and discussed issues of mutual interests.
On the sidelines of the G20 Summit, he met South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, Turkiye President
Recep Tayyip Erdogan and African Union President Azali Assoumani.
After his meeting with Scholz, Modi said he thanked the German leader for enriching the G20 Summit
with his views. “Also discussed how India and Germany can continue working together in clean energy,
innovation and work towards a better planet,” PM Modi wrote on X.
Scholz said that at the summit the leaders have successfully engaged in a new interaction between the
North and the South.
“We will continue to pursue ambitious objectives in tackling climate change and state that the G20 have
taken a clear stand against the violent principles of Russia’s policy,” the German Chancellor posted on X.
On his meeting with Macron, Prime Minister Modi said they discussed a series of topics.
“A very productive lunch meeting with President Emmanuel Macron. We discussed a series of topics and
look forward to ensuring India-France relations scale new heights of progress,” Modi said in a post on X.
Both countries share close ties and strategic partnership.
On his meeting with Assoumani, Modi said it was a very fruitful discussion.
“Congratulated him once again on African Union joining the G20 family. Comoros is vital to India’s
SAGAR Vision. Our deliberations included ways to enhance cooperation in areas like shipping, trade and
more,” Modi said.
Assoumani is the President of Comoros and chairs the African Union.
Prime Minister Modi said he discussed full range of India-Canada ties across different sectors in his
meeting with Trudeau.
On his meeting with South Korean leader Yeol, Modi said the deliberations were extensive.
“Reviewing the complete spectrum of bilateral relations, we agreed to further boost commercial and
cultural ties between India and the Republic of Korea,” Modi said on X.
In another post, PM Modi said he and President Erdogan talked about ways to further cement trade and
infrastructure linkages between India and Turkiye.
On his interaction with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Modi said it was an “excellent
meeting.”
“Ties between India and Brazil are very strong. We talked about ways to boost trade and cooperation in
agriculture, technology and more. I also conveyed my best wishes for Brazil’s upcoming G20
Presidency,” Modi said.
The prime minister also held a meeting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and
President of the European Council Charles Michel in which subjects such as improved connectivity, trade
and technology featured prominently.
“India-EU cooperation in futuristic sectors including green hydrogen is very laudatory,” Modi said.
In her post on X, the European Commission president thanked Modi for his skilful leadership of the G20.
“A strong partnership with India is paramount for Europe. Glad to see our Trade & Tech Council in
action. And to have launched with you an historic project, the India–Middle East – Europe Economic
Corridor,” she said.

On Friday, he held bilateral meetings with US President Joe Biden, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina and
Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth.
On Saturday, he held a series of meetings, including with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Italian PM
Giorgia Meloni. (PTI)

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