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PM Modi to meet Trump at sidelines of G7 summit today, Kashmir to be on table

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 August 2019, 07:13 AM
G7 Summit: The meeting expected to last an hour is likely to begin at 3:45 pm (Photo: File)
G7 Summit: The meeting expected to last an hour is likely to begin at 3:45 pm (Photo: File)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to meet US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G7 Summit today. The meeting expected to last an hour is likely to begin at 3:45 pm. The meeting comes in the backdrop of the Indian government revoking the special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcating the state into two Union Territories.

"The Prime Minister reached Biarritz in France, where he will take part in G-7 Summit. In addition to the multilateral components of the Summit, he would also be meeting world leaders in separate bilateral interactions," the Prime Minister’s Office wrote on Twitter.

PM Modi and Trump are likely to discuss the situation in Kashmir and trade. Earlier, Trump had said he will hold discussions with PM Modi over tense situation in Kashmir at the G7 summit in France. “I will be with Prime Minister Modi. I’ll be with him over the weekend in France. I think, we are helping (resolve the tense) situation (between India and Pakistan), Trump told reporters in the Oval Office of the White House.

On Sunday, PM Modi and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres held "fruitful discussions" on a wide range of issues of mutual interest in Biarrit. Modi met Guterres on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit being held in this in this picturesque southwestern seaside French town. The prime minister arrived in Biarritz from Manama, the capital of Bahrain after concluding the first-ever prime ministerial visit to the Gulf nation.

"PM Narendra Modi met UN Secretary General Mr Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the G7 Summit. The two leaders had fruitful discussions on a wide range of subjects," the Prime Minister's Office tweeted.

"PM Narendra Modi met with UNSG Antonio Guterres on the margins of G7 summit in Biarritz. Good exchange of views on India's participation at the Climate Action Summit at the UN and other issues of mutual interest," Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

First Published: Monday, August 26, 2019 07:13 AM
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