India accepted Trump’s invitation to the G-7 summit

Earlier, the US President expressed a desire to expand the list of participants of the meeting and, in particular, invite the leaders of India and Russia.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received an invitation from US President Donald Trump to attend the next G-7 summit, the Indian Foreign Ministry said.

The Ministry said that in a telephone conversation with Trump, Modi told him that India would be happy to work together with the United States and other countries for the success of the “seven” summit.

Trump said on Saturday that he was postponing until September the summit, which was planned to be held at his country residence, camp David, in late June, and that he wanted to invite the leaders of Australia, Russia, South Korea, and India to the meeting.

Trump expressed a desire to expand the list of participants, without limiting it to the world’s most advanced economies.

“In this context, he invited Prime Minister Modi to participate in the next G-7 summit, which will be held in the United States,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The leaders of the United States and India exchanged views on the situation with COVID-19 in both countries, the confrontation between India and China on the border and the need to reform the who, the Foreign Ministry noted.