India, Russia, China to Hold Trilateral Meeting on G20 Summit Sidelines in Japan, Confirms FS Vijay Gokhale
File images of Modi embracing Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin | (Photo Credits: Twitter/@narendramodi)

Bishkek, June 13: India, Russia and China will hold a trilateral meeting on sidelines of the G20 summit, scheduled to held in Japan's Osaka on June 28-29. The confirmation was issued by New Delhi following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bilateral talks on Thursday with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian premier Vladimir Putin.

"It is planned that there will be a Russia, India and China trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Osaka, Japan," Gokhale said, while briefing the press in Osaka on sidelines of the ongoing Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit. 'Pakistan Briefly Discussed' in Xi-Modi Meet.

The statement was issued shortly after the delegation-level talks between Modi and Putin concluded. During the meet, the Indian PM was issued an invite by the Russian President to attend the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok later this year.

"President Putin has invited the PM to be the main guest at Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia in early September, and PM Modi has accepted the invitation," Gokhale added.

Before meeting Putin, Modi held delegation-level talks Xi Jinping. The two leaders discussed an array of topics including "trade protectionism" which has impacted both the economies.

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A brief discussion on Pakistan also took place, confirmed Gokhale, adding that Modi told his counterpart that Islamabad has failed to create an atmosphere free of terror, which is essential to lay the foundation of a peace process.

"There was a brief discussion on Pakistan. PM recalled that he has made efforts and these efforts have been derailed,that Pakistan needs to create atmosphere free of terror and at this stage we do not see this happening. We expect it to take concrete action," Gokhale told reporters in Bishkek.