Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the presidents of Indonesia and Brazil separately on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit here Saturday, and discussed ways to boost bilateral ties and various issues of mutual interests.
During his meeting with Indonesian president Joko Widodo, the prime minister discussed ways to deepen bilateral cooperation in trade and investment, defence and maritime fronts.
This was Modi's first official engagement on the second day of the June 28-29 summit.
"Beginning Day 2 of the #G20 Summit by meeting a valued friend. PM @narendramodi holds talks with President @jokowi on ways to deepen India-Indonesia cooperation," the prime minister's office tweeted.
In a tweet, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, "Taking forward the comprehensive strategic partnership. PM @narendramodi had a productive meeting with Indonesian President @jokowi on margins of #G20Summit. Discussed expanding cooperation in trade & investment, defence, maritime, space & exchanged views on Indo-Pacific vision."
Soon after, Modi met Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro.
Later in the day, the prime minister will meet leaders of Turkey and Australia among others.
On Friday, Modi held bilateral and plurilateral meetings with many leaders, including US President Donald Trump, Russian president Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping
As many as 10 bilateral meetings have been scheduled on the sidelines of the two-day G20 Summit. He will be holding meetings with France, Japan, Indonesia, US, and Turkey, among other countries. India, Russia, and China are also set to hold a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit. During the two-day summit, there will also be a meeting with leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa (BRICS) and Russia-India-China (RIC).
This will be Prime Minister Modi's sixth G20 Summit which is being held at Osaka on June 28-29.