G-20 Summit Highlights: Nineteen G-20 members, without US, recommitted to Paris climate deal Saturday, sidelining the Trump government in its second successive meet. The language in the final statement after the summit in Japan’s Osaka mirrors that agreed during last year’s G-20 in Argentina, but was hard-won after objections from the US.
Meanwhile, after holding bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 Summit in Osaka Saturday, US President Donald Trump said that the US will not levy new tariffs on Chinese exports, news agency Reuters reported. At the meeting, Trump said he was open to a potentially “historic” trade deal with China. “I actually think that we were very close and … that something happened where it slipped a little bit, and now we’re getting a little bit closer,” Trump told Xi as the cameras rolled at the start of the closely-watched talks. Key points from Day 2 of G-20 summit
India and Indonesia set an ambitious $50 billion target for bilateral trade over the next six years, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said Saturday. The progress comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral discussions with Indonesia President Joko Widodo on Saturday at the G-20 Summit in Osaka. PM Modi also met the presidents of Brazil and Turkey on Day 2 of the summit.