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PM Modi emplanes for Delhi after concluding his two-nation tour

Updated: Sep 05, 2016 17:18 IST      
PM Modi emplanes for Delhi after concluding his two-nation tour

Hangzhou (China), Sept. 5 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left for New Delhi after concluding his two-nation tour to Vietnam and China.

"From Hanoi to Hangzhou, and now home. Another fruitful visit ends as PM @narendramodi emplanes for Delhi," tweeted Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

Prime Minister Modi prior to his departure tweeted that the discussions at G20 Summit were extensive and wide-ranging.

"I thank Chinese people & government for the great hospitality during the Summit," he wrote.

Intervening in the last session of G-20 summit in Hangzhou earlier, Prime Minister Modi urged the international community to act in unity and respond against terrorism.

He said a single nation in South Asia is spreading agents of terror in the region and, therefore, called on the international community to isolate and sanction those indulging in the same.

The Prime Minister said the growing forces of terror and violence pose a great fundamental challenge before the world community.

He insisted that domestic policy and action of every country must get support from international regimes and frameworks to put everyone on the path of development.

The Prime Minister also highlighted how United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development could be an enabler to transform societies and bridge deep inequalities that are creeping in.

Prime Minister Modi also emphasised on the collaborative action over the next 15 years and laid out specific actions which include--implementing the Paris Agreement in letter and spirit, unleashing agricultural productivity and innovation that has a close link with enhanced food security.

Prime Minister Modi earlier held his first bilateral meeting with British counterpart Theresa May on the sidelines of the G20 Summit.

He also met French President Francois Hollande and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Yesterday, he held bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Xinping, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman on the sidelines of the summit.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Modi held bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

He told Jinping that the partnership between both nations is important for the region and also for the whole world.

During the talks, Prime Minister Modi highlighted the menace of terrorism, saying the recent attacks show how it is spreading across the world and is, therefore, a matter of grave concern.

He also condemned the terrorist bomb attack at China's embassy in Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek.

Prime Minister Modi reached Vietnam earlier on September 3 on the first leg of his two-nation tour during which both sides signed 12 agreements in a wide range of areas covering IT, space, double taxation and sharing white shipping information.

An agreement on construction of offshore patrol boats was also signed by the two sides, signalling a step to give concrete shape to defence engagement between the two nations.

India also extended $500 million Line of Credit to Vietnam for facilitating deeper defence cooperation with the south east Asian nation, as the two countries elevated their ties to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership to respond to the emerging regional challenges. (ANI)

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