Ahead of the formal opening of the G20 Summit, an annual meeting of leaders from the countries with the largest and fastest-growing economies, Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi met Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan. This happens to be their first meet after Narendra Modi has presided over the Office of Prime Minister for a second consecutive term. Japan, America, and India had a trilateral meeting before the event. The leaders of the other two nations congratulated Narendra Modi for his resounding victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. Mr. Modi also thanked Mr. Abe for his warm welcome to him, and the Indian delegation visiting Japan for the G20 Summit. He also appreciated Japan’s leadership as the G20 chairman this year. The leaders had extensive discussions on the Indo-Pacific region, improving connectivity and infrastructure development during the meeting, as tweeted by Narendra Modi. Modi held wide-ranging talks with Abe on the global economy, issues of fugitive economic offenders, and disaster management. He also appreciated Japan’s leadership as the G20 chairman this year.