G20 summit gathers the world's most powerful leaders
Updated : December 03, 2018 12:03 PM IST
World leaders arrived on Thursday in Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital, for the Group of 20 (G20) summit. Issues such as the US-China trade war, the killing of Saudi journalist Khashoggi and the conflict over Ukraine threatened to overshadow the gathering.
The two-day summit which began on Friday focused on development, infrastructure and food security. However, those seemed largely an afterthought amid soured US-European relations and the three NAFTA countries — US, Mexico and Canada — hammering out the final language of a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement which was signed on Friday.
On the trade war, China and US agreed to a ceasefire in their bitter trade war on Saturday after high-stakes talks between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, including no escalated tariffs on January 1.
On the sidelines of the summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held meetings with his counterparts from US, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia among others, and engaged in talks regarding trade, agricultural exports, rising crude prices and investments.