Narendra Modi at G-7 Summit Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in France to attend his first G-7 Summit, spoke on climate change and biodiversity in a session on Monday and reiterated India’s stand on the issue. In a meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the summit, he also briefly discussed the Kashmir issue, adding that any issue between India and Pakistan is purely bilateral and does not need mediation from other countries.
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said PM Modi will also be the keynote speaker at the Digital Transformation session.
PM Modi had arrived at Biarritz Sunday evening from Bahrain on a personal invitation from French President Emmanuel Macron. Soon after landing, he had his first bilateral meeting with his UK counterpart Boris Johnson. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Raveesh Kumar described it as a “good meeting”. “Discussions focused on strengthening bilateral ties going forward, in trade & investment, defence & security, science & technology and education sectors”. “Connected histories, common future,” he said.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will address his country on the Kashmir issue later in the day, Pakistan government confirmed.
Modi likely to discuss Kashmir with US President Donald Trump at the sidelines of G-7summit. Follow Narendra Modi at G-7 Summit LIVE Updates here.
PM Modi departs for India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi departs from France to India
Au revoir France!— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) August 26, 2019
Closing the curtains on an action-packed 3-nation visit to France, UAE & Bahrain comprising of bilateral & multilateral engagements, PM @narendramodi departs for Delhi. Deepened India’s relations with friends, and projected our voice on the global stage. pic.twitter.com/IinX0w9vQh
'Excellent meeting with President of US,' tweets PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and wrote that he had an excellent meeting with President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit. "We agreed to address trade issues for mutual benefit soon. Looking forward to expand cooperation as large democracies for the benefit of our citizens and global peace and prosperity," he wrote.
Excellent meeting with @POTUS @realDonaldTrump! We had useful discussions on bilateral matters. We agreed to address trade issues for mutual benefit soon. Looking forward to expand cooperation as large democracies for the benefit of our citizens and global peace and prosperity. pic.twitter.com/xfZgbP8yZB— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 26, 2019
PM Modi speaks at the Digital Transformation session at G-7 Summit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at the Digital Transformation session held along the sidelines of the ongoing G-7 Summit in France's Biarritz.
Powering the engine of innovation & development— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) August 26, 2019
PM @narendramodi led the dedicated session of #G7Biarritz summit on Digital Transformation. Highlighted India’s efforts in putting digital technology to use to fight social inequalities through empowerment & inclusion. pic.twitter.com/1Bss9AfhCa
Productive meeting with President Trump, tweets MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar
MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar took to Twitter and said that the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump was warm, productive, and forward-looking.
Continuing the momentum of high-level interaction— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) August 26, 2019
Warm, forward looking and productive meeting between PM @narendramodi and US President @realDonaldTrump in Biarritz. Both leaders discussed strengthening our strategic partnership, with a focus on energy and trade. pic.twitter.com/IYhxzxQwSQ
PM Modi to be the keynote speaker at digital transformation session
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the keynote speaker at the digital transformation session at the ongoing G-7 Summit in France's Biarritz.
Donald Trump comments on PM Modi’s English
Amid serious deliberations on Kashmir and trade, US President Donald Trump shared some light moments before the reporters Monday. Trump said Modi speaks very good English to which both the leaders broke into a burst of hearty laughter. Watch here
'We will make a deal with China': Donald Trump
"China is run by a great leader. He wants to do something. We'll make a deal with China," says US President Donald Trump in a meeting with PM Modi
'Modi said Kashmir situation under control': Trump
"PM Modi told me that the Kashmir situation is under control," says US President Donald Trump
#WATCH: US President Donald Trump during bilateral meet with PM Modi at #G7Summit says,"We spoke last night about Kashmir, Prime Minister really feels he has it under control. They speak with Pakistan and I'm sure that they will be able to do something that will be very good." pic.twitter.com/FhydcW4uK1— ANI (@ANI) August 26, 2019
'India-Pak issues bilateral': PM Modi
"Issues between India and Pakistan are bilateral nature, and we do not want mediation from any country in the world. If before 1947 we were one country, then I think we can find a solution now too," says PM Modi.
#WATCH: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump at #G7Summit says,"All issues between India & Pakistan are bilateral in nature, that is why we don't bother any other country regarding them." pic.twitter.com/H4q0K7ojZT— ANI (@ANI) August 26, 2019
'Let us work together': PM Modi says gave message to Pakistan
"When I called Pakistan PM after he won elections, I told him that both countries need to fight against poverty, illiteracy and other bigger issues. We need to overcome our differences and work together," says PM Modi on issues with Pakistan
India and US which have shared democratic values: PM Modi
"India and the US are two countries which have shared democratic values since the start. We have welcomed suggestions of US on many issues including trade," says PM Modi while meeting President Donald Trump.
PM Modi meets US President Donald Trump
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit in France's Biarritz.
PM Modi addresses session on climate change and biodiversity
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a session on climate change and biodiversity on the sidelines of the ongoing G-7 Summit. He reiterated India's stand on eliminating single-use plastic conserving water, harnessing solar energy and, protecting flora and fauna for a sustainable future.
At the @G7 Summit in Biarritz, I addressed the session on ‘Biodiversity, Oceans, Climate.’ 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. pic.twitter.com/djS5ksgVEZ— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 26, 2019
PM Modi attends session for climate change at the G-7 Summit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a dedicated session for climate change titled 'Biodiversity, Oceans, Climate'.
Reiterating India's commitment to tackle global challenges— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) August 26, 2019
PM @narendramodi attended the dedicated session of #G7Biarritz summit on ‘Biodiversity, Oceans, Climate’. Underlined India’s contribution to address reducing biodiversity, climate change, water stress & ocean pollution pic.twitter.com/xDlYYKzErx
PM Modi holds bilateral talks with Senegal President Macky Sall
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with Senegal President Macky Sall on the sidelines of the ongoing G-7 Summit in France's Biarritz. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted, "Strengthening ties with an important African partner."
Strengthening ties with an important African partner— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) August 26, 2019
PM @narendramodi met with President Macky Sall of #Senegal on margins of the #G7Biarritz Summit. Discussed bilateral ties, including development partnership and cooperation in counter terrorism and international fora. pic.twitter.com/qOBD0jzh58
PM Modi meets President of Senegal
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already met President of Senegal, Macky Sall, on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for G-7 summit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived for G-7 summit. His Sherpa (diplomat who undertakes preparatory work before a summit) Suresh Prabhu also present.
Biarritz(France): Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for G-7 summit, his Sherpa(diplomat who undertakes preparatory work before a summit) Suresh Prabhu also present pic.twitter.com/XQVYQ25Obq— ANI (@ANI) August 26, 2019
Donald Trump, Narendra Modi will look for trade solutions: US
With Donald Trump walking back on his threat to escalate his trade war with China, and admitting to “second thoughts”, the US has said that the President is looking forward to his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi where they will “look for solutions on the trade front”.
At a breakfast meeting with the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Sunday, Trump was asked if he was rethinking his decision to escalate tariffs against China. “Yeah, sure. Why not?” he replied. Asked again, he repeated: “Might as well. Might as well… I have second thoughts about everything.”