PM Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump and Japanese PM Abe Shinzo in a trilateral meeting, among many other meetings on the side-lines of the G20 Summit in Argentina on November 30 and December 1.
Leaders of top 20 economies of the world meet-up each year in the annual G20 Summit, and this year, the two-day summit is held in Buenos Aires on November 30 and December 1. On Tuesday, the White House has just confirmed that Trump will hold a trilateral meeting the Indian and Japanese counterparts on the side-lines of the G20 Summit, and it is an expansion of the bilateral meeting between Trump and Abe. And the trilateral meet is one of half-dozen other meetings that Trump will be holding on the side-lines of G20 Summit.
Among all these meetings, all the eyes are on two meetings that Trump will hold – one with Chinese President Xi Jinping, and the other with Russian President Vladimir Putin – two of the biggest American rivals. U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton has briefed about the other meetings saying that Trump will also meet with President Mauricio Macri of Argentina, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey during his stay in Argentina.
When asked whether Trump will be meeting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Bolton said that the meeting is still not confirmed but there is a possibility of informal meeting; considering how CIA reported the Arab prince to be involved in authorising the murder of a liberalist Arab-American journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a Saudi consulate in Turkey last month. All in all, the entire G20 Summit side-lines are likely to be the highlight and will be tight packed with meetings that might reflect the status of global politics.