'Excellent' meeting with Donald Trump, says PM Modi after meeting US President at G7 Summit

New Delhi , News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 August 2019, 10:24 PM
PM Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump at G7 Summit (Photo Source: Twitter - @narendramodi)
PM Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump at G7 Summit (Photo Source: Twitter - @narendramodi)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India is looking forward to extend cooperation with United States as large democracies for the benefit of the citizens as well as global peace and prosperity. Modi's statement comes shortly after his meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of G7 Summit in Biarritz, France.

Terming his meeting with Trump "excellent", the prime minister also informed that both India and US have agreed to address trade issues for mutual benefit soon.

"Excellent meeting with @POTUS @realDonaldTrump! We had useful discussions on bilateral matters. We agreed to address trade issues for mutual benefit soon. Looking forward to expand cooperation as large democracies for the benefit of our citizens and global peace and prosperity," Modi tweeted.

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Trump also took to Twitter and said that he had a great meeting with his friend Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France. "Just wrapped up a great meeting with my friend Prime Minister @NarendraModi of India at the #G7Summit in Biarritz, France!" he wrote.

Briefing the reporters after the talks between Modi and Trump, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said the two leaders had a "very warm, very positive meeting" which lasted 40 minutes. This was their third interaction since Prime Minister Modi was re-elected in May this year for a second five-year term.

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The Modi-Trump meeting came against the backdrop of the Indian government revoking the special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcating the state into two Union Territories on August 5. The move has further escalated the already heightened tension between India and Pakistan.

Meanwhile, PM Modi is scheduled to visit US next month, during which he will address the UN General Assembly and is expected to have a round table with the top CEOs of the US energy companies in Houston.

First Published: Monday, August 26, 2019 07:59 PM
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