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    Donald Trump invites PM Modi to G-7 summit

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    The two leaders also exchanged views on other topical issues, such as the COVID-19 situation in the two countries, the situation on the India-China border, and the need for reforms in the World Health Organisation.

    PM Modi talks to US President Trump over the phone
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    US President Donald Trump on Tuesday invited PM Narendra Modi to G-7 Summit as part of his efforts to expand the grouping to G-11 where China, however, does not figure.

    Both discussed host of issues including India-China border row.

    The two leaders also exchanged views on other topical issues, such as the COVID-19 situation in the two countries, the situation on the India-China border, and the need for reforms in the World Health Organisation.

    Trump had last week claimed he spoke with Indian PM and also sought to mediate on stand off at LAC. India stated that there was neither a phone call nor any willingness to accept mediation.

    Trump spoke about the US Presidency of the Group of Seven, and conveyed his desire to expand the ambit of the grouping beyond the existing membership, to include other important countries including India. In this context, he extended an invitation to Prime Minister Modi to attend the next G-7 Summit to be held in USA.

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    Modi commended President Trump for his creative and far-sighted approach, acknowledging the fact that such an expanded forum would be in keeping with the emerging realities of the post-COVID world. The Prime Minister said that India would be happy to work with the US and other countries to ensure the success of the proposed Summit, according to a government statement.

    Modi expressed concern regarding the ongoing civil disturbances in the US, and conveyed his best wishes for an early resolution of the situation, according to the statement.

    Trump recalled his visit to India in February this year. Modi said that the visit had been memorable and historic on many accounts, and had also added new dynamism to the bilateral relationship.

    “The exceptional warmth and candour of the conversation reflected the special nature of the Indo-US ties, as well as the friendship and mutual esteem between both leaders,” according to the statement.
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    21 Comments on this Story

    Podades USA42 days ago
    Trump needs our PM Modiji to visit USA during this election-year so as to improve his chance of re-win. -
    A Singh42 days ago
    Good
    Jagdip Vaishnav42 days ago
    Summits after summits have taken place ,but crucial issues like Terrorism, climate change, Black money remains unresolved
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