G7 Summit: PM Modi meets President Trump, says Kashmir ‘bilateral’ issue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Donald Trump on Monday on the sidelines of G7 Summit in Biarritz, France.

The two leaders discussed various issues including Kashmir. PM Modi told President Trump that the issues between India and Pakistan are ‘bilateral’ and he does not want to trouble other countries in the world over Kashmir. 

“There are many bilateral issues between India and Pakistan, and we don’t want to bother any third country. We can discuss and resolve these issues bilaterally,” PM Modi said.

President Trump during bilateral meet with PM Modi at G-7 Summit said,” We spoke last night about Kashmir, PM Modi really feels he has it under control. They speak with Pakistan and I am sure that they will be able to do something that will be very good.”

Trump had repeatedly offered to mediate between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue, but India has maintained that issues between the two nations are bilateral.

PM Modi also addressed the session on Biodiversity, Oceans and Climate at G7 summit. “Highlighted India’s large-scale efforts towards eliminating single use plastic, conserving water, harnessing solar energy and, protecting flora and fauna for a sustainable future,” he said.