World leaders gather in Japan on Friday for one of the most important G20 meetings in years, with a bruising US-China trade war, geopolitical tensions, and climate change on the agenda. The two-day summit in the city of Osaka will be dominated by trade issues, with all eyes on whether US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping can reach a truce in a dispute that has been hugely damaging for the world economy. But world leaders will also be seeking to tamp down tensions between Washington and Iran that have led to fears of a new conflict in the Middle East.
Here are G20 Summit LIVE Updates:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of G20 summit.
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on informal BRICS meet: All the BRICS countries condemned terrorism in all its forms & manifestations, reiterated responsibility for preventing financing of terrorism, for using territories & Internet for terrorist purposes.
We must ensure resilience and security of our 5G networks, it's essential to our shared safety and prosperity. US opposes data localisation and policies which have been used to restrict digital trade &violate privacy and intellectual property protections.
Trade, terrorism and Iran are among key issues as G20 summit begins in Osaka, Japan.
US President Donald Trump, Russia President Vladimir Putin, & China President Xi Jinping meet Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the G20Summit in Osaka, Japan.
G-20 leaders during family photo at the summit in Japan.
Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel, France President Emmanuel Macron and UK Prime Minister Theresa May meet Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a bilateral meeting with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the in Osaka, Japan.
WATCH | Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlines "Three major challenges" at the informal meeting of BRICS leaders.
PM Modi at informal BRICS meeting in Osaka: Terrorism is the biggest threat to humanity. Not only it takes lives of the innocents, it negatively affects economical development & communal harmony. We have to stop all mediums of support to terrorism and racism.
BRICS leaders pose for a picture on the sidelines of G2O summit in Osaka, Japan.
BRICS leaders- Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro, Russia President Vladimir Putin, PM Narendra Modi, China President Xi Jinping & South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa, pose for a picture on the sidelines of #G20Summit in Osaka, Japan pic.twitter.com/dmWQtc8uko— ANI (@ANI) June 28, 2019
S-400 issue wasn't discussed. On Iran, primary focus was on how we ensure stability there, as instability affects us in many ways, not just in matter of energy needs,but also in terms of our large diaspora in Gulf, 8 million Indians in the Gulf: Foreign Secy on US-India bilateral.
An informal BRICS meeting is underway in Osaka, on the sidelines of G20 Summit: News agency ANI.
Foreign Secretary on Japan-India-US trilateral meeting: Main topic of discussion was Indo-Pacific, how the three countries can work together in terms of connectivity, infrastructure, ensuring peace & security and in terms of working together to build upon this new concept.
PM Modi with Donald Trump at G20 Summit.
Chinese President Xi Jinping at G20 Summit.
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the venue of G20 Summit.
US President Trump on Iran: The message is the same as last 3 days. We have a lot of time, no rush. They can take their time. There is absolutely no time pressure. I think in the end hopefully it’s going to work out. If it works out, great, if it doesn’t, you’ll be hearing about it.
Donald Trump to PM Modi: You deserve it (victory in General elections). You have done a great job in pulling together. I remember when you first took over, there were many factions and they were fighting with each other and now they get along. It's a fantastic tribute to you and your abilities.
WATCH: Donald Trump at bilateral talks.
#WATCH US President Donald Trump at bilateral meeting with PM Narendra Modi in Osaka, Japan: We have become great friends & our countries have never been closer. I can say that with surety. We'll work together in many ways including military, we'll be discussing trade today pic.twitter.com/SjvenXi4df— ANI (@ANI) June 28, 2019
We have become great friends & our countries have never been closer. I can say that with surety. We'll work together in many ways including military, we'll be discussing trade today: Donald Trump at bilateral meeting.
In this meeting, I would like to have discussions on 4 issues- Iran, 5G, our bilateral relations & defence relations: PM Modi to Trump.
WATCH: PM Modi at bi-lateral meeting with Donald Trump.
#WATCH PM Narendra Modi at bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump in Osaka, Japan: In this meeting, I would like to have discussions on 4 issues- Iran, 5G, our bilateral relations & defence relations. pic.twitter.com/bYQMFayj9M— ANI (@ANI) June 28, 2019
G20 Summit: British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at the venue.
Justin Trudeau at G20 Summit.
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives at the venue of G20 Summit in Osaka.
India, US hold bi-lateral talks.
It was a big victiry, you deserve it, you have done a great job. We have big things to announce. In terms of trade, in terms of manufacturing, we would be discussing 5G. I congratulate you and I look forward to talks: US President Donald Trump.
Trump congratulates Modi on his election victory and said that the two countries would work together in many areas including military.
PM Modi thanked the US President for expressing his "love towards India" in a letter recently delivered by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Modi said that he wants to discuss Iran, 5G, bilateral relations and defence relations with Trump., news agency PTI.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with US President Donald Trump and discussed a host of key issues including trade, defence and 5G communications networks ahead of the formal opening of the G-20 Summit.
Visuals from tri-lateral talks.
US, India, Japan hold talks.
“Committed to a better future. Meeting of JAI (Japan-America-India)Trilateral takes place in Osaka. PM @AbeShinzo welcomes the leaders. @POTUS congratulates Prime Ministers Modi and Abe for their electoral victories. PM Modi highlights the importance India attaches to JAI,” the prime minister’s office tweeted.
During the Japan-America-India trilateral meeting, Modi highlighted “the importance India attaches to” the grouping.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a trilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump and Japanese premier Shinzo Abe ahead of the formal opening of the G-20 Summit.