Why are international leaders eager to meet Narendra Modi ahead of G20 Summit?

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Lot of buzz ahead of Modi's Aus visit
New Delhi, Nov 11: Ahead of his arrival in Australia for the G20 Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is busy figuring out his schedule as he is the most sought after leader at the East Asia and G20 Summit.

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According to a report in The Economic Times, Modi is being hailed as the most sought after leader ahead of Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel. According to the report, Modi has received the maximum number of requests for bilateral meetings from his counterparts and heads of state.

South Block officials have said that there have been several requests from leaders who are keen on meeting the Indian prime minister. "As some of the leaders are common in East Asia Summit and G20, the schedule for Modi's meetings are being worked out depending on the itinerary of his counterparts," an official isaid.

Modi is expected to meet Barack Obama, Dilma Rouseff and Vladimir Putin

Officials say that leaders of other countries are also keen on meeting Modi as they look forward to strenghten economic ties with India. They sense a greater opportunity for trade and investment under Narendra Modi, officials said.

Modi is expected to meet Barack Obama, Dilma Rouseff and Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He is also likely to interact with the Indian community there.

Modi ahead of his arrival in Australia expressed his eagerness and said that his visit is special and historic

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