Donald Trump, Narendra Modi to meet at G20 summit in June


Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have come to terms to meet at the G-20 Summit in Japan next month on June 28 and 29. The leaders look forward on seeing one another at the G-20 Summit in Osaka, where the US, India and Japan will hold a trilateral meeting to pursue their shared vision for a free and open Indo Pacific, the White House said on May 24. As both the leaders promise to further make stronger the US and India strategic alliance and build on the achievements of the last two years. The US and India have made a good progress together which include the expansion of bilateral defence cooperation and combined military exercises, the historic civil nuclear deal, the nearly six fold increase in US and India trade, the Defence Technology and Trade Initiatives and
the designation of India as a Major Defence Partner. The G-20 Summit meeting will be held on June 28 and 29.

China is intimidating in the South China Sea (SCS) which is as a passage for annual trade worth USD 3.5 trillion. The US and China are locked in a
a vigorous struggle for the commercial control of the SCS. China claims almost all of the strategic SCS with Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam oppose for parts of the resource rich maritime region. The US, Japan and India donot have any territorial claims in maritime region.

Trump called Prime Minister narendra Modi to congratulate him on the historic electoral victory in the Lok Sabha polls, the White House said on Friday. Prime Minister. Modi on Thursday May 23 led his Bharatiya Janata Party to a Huge victory for a second time five year term in office, winning 303 seats in the 543 member Lok Sabha.


Speaking to reporters at the South Lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One on his way to Japan, Mr. Trump said, “I just spoke to Prime Minister Modi and I gave him my warmest regards and congratulations. I just conveyed congratulations on behalf of our country, myself and everybody. He had a great election win. He is a friend of mine. We have a very good relationship with India.”

In a tweet, later, President Trump praised Prime Minister Modi as a great man and leader for the people of India. “Just spoke to Prime Minister @NarendraModi where I congratulated him on his big political victory. He is a great man and leader for the people of India they are lucky to have him!” he tweeted.

Earlier on Thursday, congratulating Prime Minister Modi on his BIG election victory on Twitter, Trump also said that great things are in store for the Indo-US strategic ties under his second innings. “Great things are in store for the US-India partnership with the return of PM Modi at the helm. I look forward to continuing our important work together!”.

Prime Minister Modi had responded to US President Donald Trump’s tweet by saying, “I too am looking forward to working closely with you for closer bilateral ties, which also augur well for global peace and prosperity.”

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also thanked US Vice President Mike Pence, who congratulated him saying he look forward on working with India.

The tweet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is as follows Thank You @VP. This is a victory of democracy, which India and the US cherish. I will continue to promote our partnership with the US for peace and shared
prosperity for our two countries and the world,” PM Modi tweeted Friday.