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PM Modi arrives in China to attend G20 Summit

Updated: Sep 03, 2016 19:46 IST

Hangzhou [China], Sept. 3 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived at Hangzhou in China to attend the G20 Summit which is scheduled to take place on September 4 and 5.

The theme of the G20 Summit will be 'Toward an Innovative, Invigorated, Interconnected and Inclusive World Economy'.

Leaders from G20 member states, guest countries, and heads of international organisations will attend the summit.

On the sidelines of the Summit, the Prime Minister will also have bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

It would be the first meeting between Prime Minister Modi and President Jinping after their meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit held in Uzbekistan capital Tashkent.

The Prime Minister will also attend a BRICS leaders' meet and will return to India on September 5.

Before leaving for Hangzhou, Prime Minister Modi thanked Vietnam for good hospitality during his visit.

"Thank you Vietnam. I will remember this visit as a memorable & productive one, that laid the ground for even better India-Vietnam ties," he tweeted.

"I thank the people & government of Vietnam for the very good hospitality during my visit," he added.

On September 7, Prime Minister Modi will leave for Laos PDR on a two-day visit to attend the annual India-ASEAN and East Asia summits. (ANI)