PM Modi’s official residence was Biden’s first stop after he arrived, where the two leaders held bilateral talks. Biden is also expected to speak with other leaders on the “margins”, the White House said.

During the day, several foreign heads of state and dignitaries landed in New Delhi, ahead of the summit to be held at the ‘Bharat Mandapam’ in Delhi. The summit is expected to be attended by more than 30 heads of state and top officials from the European Union and invited guest countries and 14 heads of international organisations.

Meanwhile, in an exclusive interview to The Hindu, African Union Chairperson Azali Assoumani said,“We are confident of becoming a full member of G-20 in the summit being held under Indian Presidency.” He added that G-20 should invest in industrialisation of Africa so that “our resources are used to produce goods in the continent and our youth can find employment”.

PM Modi will be holding more than 15 bilateral meetings over the next three days. On the day, he held talks with Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina and Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth apart from the talks with Biden.

(The Hindu)