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PM attends G7 Summit

PM attends G7 Summit       

The G7 countries are the United States, France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attending the G7 Summit in France today. PM Modi would be attending the Summit as a special guest despite India not being a member of the G7 group.

French President Emmanuel Macron personally invited the PM to attend the Summit. PM Modi and the French President will spend some time together in their morning walk today. They both already had their bilateral talks in the last week.

The G7 countries are the United States, France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

PM arrived in Biarritz where the G7 Summit is taking place.

Modi held a meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. A meeting is expected between both the President of the United States Donald Trump and the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.

They both will be meeting today afternoon to discuss the strategic partnership between both the countries.

Several issues including bilateral trade and other issues including the Kashmir issue and the removal of certain provisions of Article 370 would also be discussed in this meeting. Other issues like defense cooperation, counterterrorism, and trade would also be discussed in this meeting.

The meeting also explores ways for India to reduce tariffs and open its markets.

Trump showed interest in mediation in the Kashmir issue. However, just before the meeting of both the leaders, a senior US administration official said Kashmir was a “bilateral” issue.

The official added that though Kashmir is the internal issue of India, President Trump wanted to know how the PM plans to calm regional tensions.

PM already met United Kingdom PM Boris Johnson and discussed various ways to improve cooperation between both the countries.

They both already had a phone conversation on strengthening bilateral partnership especially trade and economic relations.

PM will also meet the leaders of Chile and Senegal, who also have been invited as special invitees to the G7 Summit.

Image credit: #G7Biarritz image by The White House is licensed under Public Domain Mark 1.0

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