PM Modi gets Trump invite to attend G7 summit, says India’s foreign ministry

US President Donald Trump is welcomed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he arrives at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad, India, on February 24, 2020. (Photo: Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi got an invitation from US President Donald Trump to attend the next Group of Seven summit, India’s ForeignAffairs Ministry said on Tuesday.

Over a telephone call, Modi told Trump that New Delhi would be happy to work with the United States and other countries to ensure the success of the next G7 summit, it said in a statement.

Trump said on Saturday he was postponing until September the summit that had been scheduled for late June in Camp David, the US president’s country retreat, and that he wanted to invite Australia, Russia, South Korea and India to the meeting.

Trump conveyed his desire to expand participation beyond the members of the group of the world’s most advanced economies.

“In this context, he extended an invitation to Prime Minister Modi to attend the next G7 Summit to be held in USA,” the ministry said.

The leaders exchanged views on COVID-19 situation in the two countries, the India-China standoff at the border, and the need for reforms in the World Health Organization, it added.

Read more:

China-India border situation ‘stable and controllable now’: China FM spox

Indian, Chinese troops engage in fistfight in high-altitude border

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a senior congressional leader have reprimanded China for bullying behavior towards India during a military standoff on their disputed border.

During the call, Trump recalled his visit to India in February. Modi said the historic visit had added new dynamism to the bilateral relationship.

SHOW MORE
Last Update: Tuesday, 02 June 2020 KSA 21:14 - GMT 18:14
Top