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  • 6:51 AM IST

    G20 Summit 2018 in Argentina Live: German Chancellor Angela Merkel plane to Argentina’s Capital Buenos Aires made an emergency landing at Cologne airport on Thursday due to problems in the electronic system of the aircraft. Airbus A340-313X VIP nicknamed the “Konrad Adenauer” had to cancel its 15 hours journey because of “a technical problem”, media reports said.

  • 6:47 AM IST

    G20 Summit 2018 in Argentina Live: “The Secretary-General specifically acknowledged that India plays a very major role in climate change negotiations. He acknowledged that Prime Minister had taken a number of very concrete steps towards addressing climate change,” Gokhale said.

  • 6:46 AM IST

    G20 Summit 2018 in Argentina Live: “The main subject of discussion in Prime Minister’s meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was the forthcoming climate change meeting in Katowice, Poland, the so-called ‘COP 24’,” Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale informed.

  • 6:43 AM IST
    G20 Summit 2018 in Argentina Live: PM Modi meet UN Secretary-General on the sidelines of G20 Summit.

  • 6:42 AM IST

    G20 Summit 2018 in Argentina Live: “Crown Prince informed PM that Saudi will be finalising an initial investment into national infrastructure fund. He referred to future prospects for investment in technology, agricultural and energy sectors. PM, in particular, stressed upon importance of having stable energy prices,” claimed Gokhale.

  • 6:41 AM IST
    G20 Summit 2018 in Argentina Live: “PM Modi’s meeting with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia was a cordial meeting. There was very specific discussion that took place b/w them on how Saudi Arabia can enhance its investment across a number of sectors in next 2-3 years,” Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said.
  • 6:40 AM IST
    G20 Summit 2018 in Argentina Live: PM Narendra Modi meets Saudi Crown Prince.

  • 6:40 AM IST

    G20 Summit 2018 in Argentina Live: PM Narendra Modi said that the issues which will be discussed during the event, are in the interest of the entire world, not just India and Argentina.

  • 6:38 AM IST

    G20 Summit 2018 in Argentina Live: “When there will be peace in a person’s mind there will be peace in family, society, country and the world. Yoga is India’s gift to the world for health, wellness and peace,” PM Modi said.

  • 6:38 AM IST

    G20 Summit 2018 in Argentina Live: Adding further, PM Modi said, “Today’s programme is called “Yoga For Peace”. It is difficult to find a better name than this for a yoga program. Yoga helps us acquire better mental and physical health. It gives strength to our body&peace to our mind.”

G20 Summit 2018 in Argentina Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday will participate in two important trilateral meetings with world leaders on the sidelines of G20 Summit 2018 in Argentina during which they would discuss major global challenges and developments. The first one being between Japan, America and India and the second Russia, India, China (RIC) trilateral, which is taking place after an interval of 12 years. Also Read - US Presidential Debate 2020 Live Streaming: When And Where to Watch Donald Trump-Joe Biden Final Round of Faceoff | Check Details

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the G20 summit and the two discussed India’s role in addressing climate change globally. PMO sources said the meeting signifies the importance that both leaders attach to the issue of climate change. This outreach comes just a week before the COP24 meet in Katowice, Poland. Also Read - Give Concrete Solutions, Not Plain Speeches: Congress Slams PM Modi Over His Address to Nation

“UN Secretary General @antonioguterres met PM @narendramodi in #BuenosAires on the sidelines of the #G20Summit. Discussed India’s uniting role in addressing climate change globally, with specific reference to the forthcoming COP24 meeting in Katowice, Poland,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted. Also Read - Anticipating Backlash, BJP Turns Off 'Dislike' Button on YouTube Channel Amid PM Modi's Address to The Nation

PM Modi also met with Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and discussed ways to further boost economic, cultural and energy ties. The two sides also held discussions on enhancing investment in technology, renewable energy and food security.

“Had a fruitful interaction with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud. We discussed multiple aspects of India-Saudi Arabia relations and ways to further boost economic, cultural and energy ties,” PM Modi wrote on Twitter.

He also addressed ‘Yoga For Peace’ event and said the practice is India’s gift to the world for health and peace. “Yoga is India’s gift to the world for health, wellness and peace. It connects us with wellness and happiness. Yoga is bridging the vast distance between India and Argentina. It is connecting the two countries and their people,” the Prime Minister said.