Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump discussed the upcoming G7 summit, the situation on the India-China border, and the need for reforms at the world health organization over the phone.
As previously reported by the Kremlin’s press service, during a recent phone conversation, trump informed Russian President Vladimir Putin of his idea of holding a G7 summit in September with a possible invitation from the leaders of Russia, India, Australia and the Republic of Korea.
“President Trump spoke about the US presidency of the Group of seven and expressed his desire to expand the scope of this Group beyond its existing membership to include other important countries, including India. In this context, he sent an invitation to Prime Minister Modi to participate in the next G-7 summit, which will be held in the United States. Prime Minister Modi praised President Trump for his creative and visionary approach, acknowledging the fact that such an expanded forum would fit the new realities of the post-coronavirus world. The Prime Minister said that India would be happy to work with the US and other countries to ensure the success of the proposed summit,” a statement on the website of the press service of the government of India said.
Prime Minister Modi expressed concern about the ongoing civil unrest in the United States and conveyed his wishes for a speedy resolution of the situation, the report said.
“The two leaders also exchanged views on other topical issues, such as the situation with COVID-19 in the two countries, the situation on the Indian-Chinese border, the need for reforms in the world health organization,” the government’s press service said.