G20: PM Modi discusses partnership enhancement with Chile President

Last Updated: Sat, Dec 01, 2018 06:13 hrs

[Argentina], Dec 01 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a bilateral meeting with Chile President Sebastian Pinera on the sidelines of the ongoing G20 summit in Argentina, wherein the two discussed issues pertaining to enhancing partnerships in a number of spheres like trade, agriculture, healthcare, etc.

Taking to his Twitter account, Prime Minister Modi expressed his delight over the meeting with the head of India's "valued partner in Latin America."

"Delighted to meet President @sebastianpinera. Chile is a valued partner in Latin America. There is a strong potential to deepen partnership in areas such as trade, agriculture, energy, healthcare as well as science and technology. This augurs well for the people of our nations," the Prime Minister tweeted.

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Ravish Kumar also tweeted about the meeting, saying that the two leaders held discussions on enhancing cooperation in a number of key bilateral interests.

"PM @narendramodi had a good meeting with President of Chile Sebastian Pinera on the sidelines of the #G20Summit. Leaders discussed enhancing cooperation in trade & investment, health, space and people-to-people relationship," the MEA spokesperson tweeted.

Earlier today, the Prime Minister participated in the first-ever Japan-India-US trilateral summit on the sidelines of the second day of the G20 summit, an international forum bringing together the 20 leading and emerging economies of the world to discuss key global economic issues.

Prime Minister Modi also attended the Russia-India-China (RIC) Informal summit, the first such meeting since the 2006 RIC summit held in Saint Petersburg, and addressed the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) Leaders' Informal Meeting earlier today. (ANI)