G-20 Summit: PM Modi presses for cooperative policy framework to distinguish legal migration

| Updated: Jul 09, 2017 04:19 IST

Hamburg [Germany], July 8 (ANI): Highlighting India's "multi-layered" partnership with Africa, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called on for a debate in dealing with forced migration and pressed for a comprehensive and cooperative policy framework to distinguish legal migration. Addressing a session at the G-20 meet on India's Partnership with Africa, Migration and Health on the second day, Prime Minister Modi said the meet must walk the talk to facilitate technological and financial infusion in Africa. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Gopal Baglay took to twitter account to detail about the Prime Minister's meet. "PM at session 3 on P'ship w/ Africa, Migration& Health says #G20 must walk the talk to facilitate tech & financial infusion in Africa (sic)," Baglaytweeted. During the session, Prime Minister also promoted Yoga as India's new health policy against emerging challenge of Anti-Microbial Resistance. Earlier today, Prime Minister Modi held bilateral talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and PM Paolo Gentiloni of Italy on the sidelines of the G-20 summit and talked about several issues of mutual interests and cooperation. The Indian Prime Minister also met with his British counterpart Theresa May on the sidelines of the Summit urging for a greater cooperation for extradition of absconding Indian economic offenders. Baglay tweeted, "PM @narendramodi meets UK PM @theresa_may on sidelines of #G20. Asks for UK's cooprn for return of escaped Indian economic offenders (sic)." On Friday, the first day of the summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top leaders of the world- including US President Donald Trump, Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and also with Chinese President Xi Jinping. On Day 1, counter-terrorism and its funding dominated the discussions amongst the leaders of the world's 20 largest economies at the G-20 Summit in Germany, in which Prime Minister Modi proposed an action plan to counter terrorism - "A deterrent action against countries supporting terrorism". On Friday, Modi had a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and also with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau. (ANI)