PM Modi, Trump to sit down for third bilateral meet of this year on Tuesday

Written By: Sidhant Sibal WION
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Sep 24, 2019, 03:45 AM(IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump attend 'Howdy Modi' event in Texas, United States. Photograph:( Reuters )

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The meet comes within the 48-hours of both sharing the stage in Houston during the largest Indian American diaspora meet on Sunday.

The US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will sit down for third bilateral meet this year in New York on Tuesday. 

Both leaders met first on the sidelines of G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, this year; which was followed by the meet on the sidelines of the G7 summit in France. Now, both leaders will meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. 

The meet comes within the 48-hours of both sharing the stage in Houston during the largest Indian American diaspora meet on Sunday.

During the mega event on Sunday, both leaders endorsed each other. 

Using Trump's slogan "make America great again", PM said that the US President has achieved much for the United States; and India has connected well with President Trump. He the vouched for Trump ahead of 2020 presidential polls, saying "abki baar, Tump sarkar". 

Trump meanwhile, called PM Modi as "one of Americas most devoted and most loyal friend" who is "doing a truly exceptional job for India and all of the Indian people"

The event made headlines in all major American newspapers from The New York Times to The Wall Street Journal and to The Washington Post. 

Pictures of both leaders were on the front pages of American dailies, on the first day of high decibel diplomatic week that started at the United Nations.

The Modi-Trump meet comes a day after Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan met US President Donald Trump in New York and in a big snub said both any mediation by Washington will require approval from both India and Pakistan.

US President Donald Trump said, "I have a very good relationship with Prime minister Modi, I have very good relations with Prime Minister Khan. And if at any point they say they can iron out, I will be the extremely good arbitrator. I have never failed as an arbitrator...but you want accent from the other side". 

India has made it clear that when it comes to India and Pakistan ties, no third party mediation is required which has been stated under the Shimla and Lahore agreements.

 

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