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Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin to discuss US unilateralist and protectionist trade policies

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New Delhi, June 24 (KNN) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will hold their second trilateral summit in Osaka during G-20 summit, where the talks would be focused on opposing the "unilateralist" and "protectionist" trade policies of the US, according to senior Chinese minister, as quoted by a media report.

During a media briefing on the upcoming two-day G-20 summit in Osaka that begins on June 28, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhang Jun said that given the current international landscape, the meeting among the three leaders is also of significance. As you know, China's relations with Russia and India are showing sound momentum of growth."

In the upcoming Osaka summit President Xi will have an informal summit with the BRICS leaders. The discussion topics will fit in well with the agenda of the G20 Summit, Zhang told media here.

The leaders will have good discussions and exchange of views to enhance cooperation to better meet the major challenges facing the international community, uphold the multilateralism and oppose protectionism, he said.

“Under the current circumstances, it is important for the three countries to strengthen coordination on major global issues and jointly uphold multilateralism, oppose protectionism and deepen cooperation on multilateral and international affairs to make important contribution to the global peace," he said.

Referring to the meeting of the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) countries on the sidelines of the G20, Zhang hoped that in view of uncertainty in the global economy, BRICS would play “a bigger role in upholding multilateralism, an open and non-discriminatory trading system, building an opening economy and (contributing to) world economic governance. (Inputs from another media reports)

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