G7 Summit: PM Modi meets US President Trump, says India-Pakistan issues are 'bilateral'

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 August 2019, 08:04 PM
PM Modi meets US President Donald Trump at G7 Summit.
PM Modi meets US President Donald Trump at G7 Summit.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to address the G7 summit highlighting the climate crisis and other issues shortly. Kashmir will be the top agenda during PM Modi meeting with US President Donald Trump later today. Earlier, PM Modi had a "good" meeting with his British counterpart Boris Johnson on Sunday and the two leaders discussed ways to further cement bilateral ties in trade, defence and innovation. Modi met Johnson on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit being held in this southwestern French city. The prime minister arrived in Biarritz from Manama, the capital of Bahrain, after concluding the first-ever prime ministerial visit to the Gulf nation. "We had a great meeting Prime Minister Boris Johnson, where we got to discuss ways to further cement ties in trade, defence, and innovation. India and United Kingdom relations are robust this benefits our citizens greatly," Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet.

Here are LIVE updates from the summit:

4:15 pm: All issues between India and Pakistan are bilateral, we don't want to give pain to any the third country: PM Modi says on Kashmir issue.

4:12 pm: India and Pakistan should work together for welfare of people of our two nations: PM Modi says in the presence of US President Donald Trump. 

4:10 pm: US President Donald Trump during bilateral meet with PM Modi at G7 Summit: We spoke last night about Kashmir, Prime Minister really feels he has it under control. They speak with Pakistan and I'm sure that they will be able to do something that will be very good.

3:45 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets President of France Emmanuel Macron and other leaders at the G7 Summit in Biarritz.

3:26 pm: Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump said Monday that he had agreed to the Iranian foreign minister flying in for a G7 summit and insisted he was not seeking regime change in Tehran -- a change of tone that could lower tensions. Mohammad Javad Zarif made a surprise appearance at the summit in Biarritz on Sunday for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, who is seeking to broker a deal between Iran and the United States. Zarif also met with French and other European diplomats, but Trump said it was "too soon" for him to meet Zarif.

3:20 pm: India has categorically told the international community that the scrapping of Article 370 was an internal matter and also advised Pakistan to accept the reality. 

3:19 pm: But all eyes will be on Modi-Trump meeting. Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after India abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories, evoking strong reactions from Pakistan.

2:53 pm: Prior to the keynote address, PM Modi held bilateral talks with Senegal President Macky Sall.

2:40 pm: US President Trump has said that its ‘too early’ to meet Tehran's top diplomat who made a surprise visit to G7, but adds "we're not looking for regime change" in Iran.

2:37 pm: Amid buzz of global leaders arriving for the summit, hundreds of protesters are marching on streets of Biarritz. They are protesting against French President Macron’s climate policies.

2:34 pm: ‘I'm at the @G7 meeting in France because #ClimateAction cannot wait. People all over the world want a greener, cleaner and safer world. We have the tools to address the climate emergency, but we need more political will,’ tweets Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres.

2:32 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for G-7 summit, his Sherpa(diplomat who undertakes preparatory work before a summit) Suresh Prabhu also present, reports ANI. 

First Published: Monday, August 26, 2019 02:18 PM
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