Brisbane, Nov 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for close coordination on unaccounted money kept abroad. He said that repatriation of unaccounted money abroad is a priority as it poses security challenges.
The Prime Minister said this while addressing the leaders from the BRICS nations, ahead of the G-20 Summit.
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin, took to Twitter to quote Modi on the issue.
“Repatriation of unaccounted money kept abroad is a key priority for us-PM @narendramodi to BRICS ahead of G-20 Summit,” he tweeted, adding “At BRICS meet ahead of G-20 PM @narendramodi calls for “Close coordination on unaccounted money kept abroad”.
The MEA spokesperson also tweeted, “Unaccounted money abroad is also linked to security challenges – PM @narendramodi ahead of G-20 Summit in Brisbane”.
Earlier in the morning, Prime Minister Modi arrived at the venue of the G20 Summit to participate in the meeting which will be attended by leaders from 20 nations around the world in the likes of US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin among others.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday hosted a dinner for his Indian counterpart on the margins of the G20 Summit, and had told the leader that he was happy to meet him once again.
Modi also met EU President Herman Van Rompuy and UK Prime Minister David Cameron, besides visiting Queensland University of Technology, where he interacted with student.
After attending the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Prime Minister Modi will reportedly travel to Sydney, where he will attend a community reception and address the Indian Diaspora.
The Prime Minister will then travel to Canberra and address the special joint sitting of the Australian Parliament on November 18.
He is also to address a community event in Melbourne before travelling to Fiji.
(With Agency Inputs)