Abu Dhabi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left Bahrain for the French city of Biritz to attend the G7 Summit today. He is expected to meet US President Donald Trump during the summit. It is reported that the two leaders are expected to hold talks on the Kashmir issue. During the visit, Trump would like to know PM Modi's plan to ease tensions in Jammu and Kashmir.
The US has repeatedly termed India's decision on Section 370 as an internal matter for the Valley, but it has regional implications. According to a US official, President Trump and PM Modi are planning to ease regional tensions and increase respect for human rights in Kashmir. The three-day G7 summit is expected to discuss the ongoing trade war between the US and China, Britain's separation from the European Union, the escalating tensions between the US and Iran over Tehran's nuclear program and the fire that destroyed the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. There may be a discussion.
For the first time in 2003, India was invited to attend the G7 Summit. Even then, the conference was held in France itself. The 45th edition of the conference is going to be held in Biritz, France. The organization will be attended by India as a special invitee, not a full-fledged member.