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India part of two trilaterals at G20 involing US, Japan and Russia, China

IANS  |  Buenos Aires 

In an apparent reflection of Indias growing global profile, will be part of two trilateral meetings on the sidelines of summit: the first with leaders of and the US and second with leaders of and

Sources said the trilateral 'JAI' between Japan, and is first such meeting while the (RIC) trilateral is taking place after 12 years.

Modi, who arrived here earlier today, will also have a series of bilateral meetings including with of and Chinese He is also meeting UN António Guterres.

Sources said in recent years, has been a valuable partner of and the relationship has expanded beyond the Indian community to issues related to the economy, and security.

All issues of bilateral and regional interest will be discussed, they said.

They said that UN has reached out to Modi for the second time in two months. Both leaders have been giving a lot of importance to the issue of climate change and the outreach is taking place just a week before COP24, the 24th annual U.N. climate conference at Katowice,

Sources said the meeting was a reflection of the respect for India's initiatives on issues of global importance.

They said the timing of trilateral meetings is directly related to period of major global developments and is indicative of India's growing diplomatic and economic profile in the

The sources said it was a recognition of several aspects such as India being a factor of stability in the region and it being a "global engine of economic growth."



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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 23:32 IST