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Chinese President Xi Jinping to host Hangzhou G-20 summit in September

Updated: Aug 16, 2016 16:12 IST

Beijing, Aug. 16 (ANI): Chinese President Xi Jinping will host leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) summit scheduled from September 4-5 in China's eastern city of Hangzhou.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang in a Foreign Ministry statement on Monday said that President Xi will also attend relevant events, including an informal meeting with other BRICS members' leaders, and deliver a keynote speech on the opening ceremony of the Business 20 (B20) summit to be held on September 3-4, reports Xinhua.

The theme for G20 summit this year is "Toward an Innovative, Invigorated, Interconnected and Inclusive World Economy."

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Hangzhou in China to attend the G20 summit.

He is expected to hold bilateral meetings with U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi along the sidelines.(ANI)