Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in France to attend his first G-7 Summit, meets US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the summit today.
Donald Trump and Narendra Modi discussed Kashmir issue among several other issues. Earlier, Trump offered to mediate between India and Pakistan on the "complicated" Kashmir issue.
“It’s (Kashmir issue) going on for a long period of time. But I get along really well with both of them. As you know, prime minister (Imran) Khan was here just recently. I am going to be with prime minister (Narendra) Modi over the weekend in France. I think we are helping in the situation. But there is tremendous problem between those two countries and I will do the best I can to mediate or do something. It’s a complicated situation. A lot has to do with religion," Trump said while briefing reporters on Tuesday.
Though India is not part of the grouping, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attending the summit at the invitation of French president Emmanuel Macron.
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— Modi made these remarks while interacting with the media alongside US President Donald Trump, who ahead of his meeting with the prime minister had said that he will discuss the Kashmir issue with him on the sidelines of the G7 summit in the French town of Biarritz. Trump in recent past has offered mediation between India and Pakistan on Kashmir.
— Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday categorically rejected any scope for a third party mediation between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, saying the two countries can discuss and resolve all issues bilaterally and "we don't want to trouble any third country."
"There are many bilateral issues between India and Pakistan, and we don't want to trouble any third country. We can discuss and resolve these issues bilaterally," Modi said.
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