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All issues between India, Pak bilateral in nature, says PM Modi while meeting Trump at G7 meeting

US President Donald Trump meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bilateral talks during the G7 summit in Biarritz, France. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team France Aug 26, 2019, 04.07 PM (IST)

PM Modi met US President Trump today at the sidelines of the G-7 summit after their dinner meeting on Sunday night.

"We spoke about common values," PM Modi said with President Trump by his side while adding that they were in touch on trade issues.

"We spoke last night about Kashmir, Prime Minister really feels he has it under control, the US President said, adding, "they speak with Pakistan and I'm sure that they will be able to do something that will be very good." 

"All issues between India and Pakistan are bilateral in nature, that is why we don't bother any other country regarding them," PM Modi told President Trump during the meeting.

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"We are talking about trade, we're talking about military and many different things. We had some great discussions, we were together last night for dinner and I learned a lot about India," Trump said.

After briefing reporters, PM Modi and President Trump began their bilateral meeting. This is PM Modi's first bilateral meeting of the day.

Last week both Trump and PM Modi had spoken to each other during which the Indian prime minister had raised the rhetoric from Islamabad over the Indian Parliament's decision to abrogate article 370 of the constitution which gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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It is after a gap of more than ten years that India has been invited at the G7 summit, the last time being 2005 when the then British Prime Minister Tony Blair had invited the then Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the Gleneagles Summit. 

India is not a member country of the G-7, and the invitation to participate in the summit was extended by France. 
 

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Last week both Trump and PM Modi had spoken to each other during which the Indian prime minister had raised the rhetoric from Islamabad over the Indian Parliament's decision to abrogate article 370.