G-20 Summit: Modi and Trump Discuss Key Issues in Osaka

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On the eve of the 14th G-20 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the United States President Donald Trump had a bilateral meeting before the G-20 meeting and showed keen interest in resolving issues relating to Iran, 5G communications networks, trade and defence in Osaka in Japan on Friday.

The tri-nation acronym ‘JAI’ coined by PM Modi which stands for Japan, America and India had a trilateral meeting where the Indian PM stressed on the bonding between them before PM Modi and the US President met together.

US President Trump congratulated PM Modi on his landslide victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Prime Minister Modi took to his twitter handle and expressed, “The talks with the @POTUS (US President) were wide-ranging. We discussed ways to leverage the power of technology, improve defence and security ties as well as issues relating to trade. India stands committed to further deepen economic and cultural relations with the USA.”

The United States President also expressed the camaraderie he shares with the Indian PM and he looks upto work in strengthening defence and military and straighten out issues of trade among the two nations.

PM Modi highlighted on discussing oil imports from Iran where it has complied with the US sanctions.

Earlier on June 27, US President Trump had asked India to withdraw excess tariff levied on 28 US products like almond, pulses, walnut, Harley-Davidson bikes among others.

PM Modi also expressed his appreciation to the US President for a pre-discussion with the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who had landed in India on June 25 to discuss on the related issues among both the nations.

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