PM Modi set the terms on Kashmir during his bilateral meet with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of G7 Summit, snubbing Imran Khan on the international forum.
With Kashmir being at the crux of the bilateral meet, PM Modi in many ways checkmated the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan during the period of his attendance at the G7 Summit.
PM Modi received a personal invitation to be a part of the G7 Summit hosted by France by the head of the country, French President Emmanuel Macron, despite not being a member of the international grouping. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had said that the invitation was a "reflection of the personal chemistry" between the two leaders and also "recognition of India as a major economic power".
Along with India, heads of state from the length and breadth of the globe including Australian, Egypt, Africa, Senegal, Rwanda, Spain, and South Africa are among the others whose world leaders were invited for the Summit in Biarritz. Often being looked as the grouping of 'rich countries,' the G7 Summit includes the seven countries that are considered the most developed & industrialised economies of the world, for them to discuss economic policies and other issues.
In a major victory for India, US President Donald Trump on Monday backed off on the Kashmir issue saying that 'The Prime Minister (Modi) has it under control,' when he met with PM Modi at the G7 Summit at Biarritz, France. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with US President Donald Trump on Monday and held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G7 Summit. Interacting with the media after the meeting, Trump conceded that the two nations can solve the issue bilaterally. He also hoped that Indo-Pak discussions on Kashmir will be fruitful.
"We spoke about Kashmir last night. The Prime Minister has said that he has it under control. He has said that he will speak with Pakistan Prime Minister. Something good will come out of it," said Trump.
#LIVE | All the issues that India and Pakistan have are bilateral in nature, and we do not wish for any other nation's involvement: PM Modi at the G7 Summit— Republic (@republic) August 26, 2019
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While Pakistan was left out from a crucial G7 Summit that includes significant countries, PM Modi became the centrepiece in the world economic order, and was seen sharing the space with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime minister Giuseppe Conte and US Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
At the @G7 Summit in Biarritz, I addressed the session on ‘Biodiversity, Oceans, Climate.’ Highlighted India’s large scale efforts towards eliminating single use plastic, conserving water, harnessing solar energy and, protecting flora and fauna for a sustainable future. pic.twitter.com/djS5ksgVEZ— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 26, 2019
Even as Donald Trump said that Kashmir is bilateral issue, a Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday addressed his nation on Kashmir, in a desperate move to seek global attention. Speaking at his briefing, a delusional Imran Khan claimed that it was due to Pakistan that the international community is speaking about Kashmir. Imran Khan said: "Our victory is that we have internationalised this issue. UN meeting made it internationalised. They have got cautious. We told International media and International media has also picked it up." Furthermore, the Pakistan Prime Minister even admitted that Muslim nations are not with the country as yet.