A day after US President Donald Trump postponed the G7 meet ‘to include other important countries’, Trump on Tuesday had a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
During the course of the conversation, Trump invited Modi to the G7 meeting to be held in the United States.
The conversation lasted for around 40 minutes, according to reports.
Trump and Modi also discussed other issues such as the India-China border standoff and the reforms of the World Health Organization (WHO).
This was informed in a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office.
The two leaders, it is learnt, discussed the standoff that was triggered last month after China’s People’s Liberation Army activated the Line of Actual Control at Naku La area in north Sikkim and then at three points in Galwan and one point at Pangong Tso in Ladakh sector.
Regarding their discussion over WHO’s stand, it is learnt the US President has threatened to exit the global health body.
On the other hand, Modi has decided to push hard on reforms while staying as part of the WHO.
Modi also expressed concern regarding the ongoing civil disturbances in the US, conveyed his best wishes for an early resolution of the situation, the PMO statement said.
Donald Trump had first given an indication of his intent to invite India to the G-7 on Saturday when he described the grouping of the seven countries – some of them among the most advanced economies of the world – as ‘outdated’ and advocated rechristening it as ‘G-10 or G-11’ to include India, Australia, South Korea and Russia.