Published On: Mon, Aug 26th, 2019

PM Modi meets British PM Boris Johnson on the sidelines of G-7 Summit.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Ravish Kumar tweeted that on the sidelines of the G-7 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a good meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Biritz: Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Modi) met his UK counterpart Boris Johnson on Sunday and the two leaders discussed ways to intensify bilateral cooperation in other important areas such as trade, investment, defense, education. Modi met Johnson on the sidelines of the G-7 summit in the city of Biritz, southwest of France. Prime Minister Modi has reached Biritz from Bahrain’s capital Manama. On this meeting, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ravish Kumar tweeted, “Off the G-7 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a good meeting with the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. There was a discussion on deepening our bilateral relations in the areas of trade and investment, defense and security, science and technology, education. ”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Modi) met his UK counterpart Boris Johnson on Sunday - India 24x7 News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Modi) met his UK counterpart Boris Johnson on Sunday – India 24×7 News

Earlier, the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted, “Prime Minister Modi at the start of the conversation congratulated Prime Minister Johnson on England’s stunning victory in the third Test match of the Ashes series”. This is the first meeting in the middle. Johnson has been elected the third prime minister after David Cameron and Terriza May in a short time after Britain voted in June 2016 to withdraw from the European Union. The meeting of the two leaders is taking place shortly after the Government of India abolishes the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and divides the state into two union territories.

During a telephone conversation earlier this week, Johnson told PM Modi that Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan as far as Britain is concerned. A spokesman for Britain’s Prime Minister’s Office, Downing Street, said in an official statement about the telephone conversation on Tuesday that the Prime Minister made it clear that Britain thought that the Kashmir issue was an issue that India and Pakistan had to bilaterally To be sorted out. He underlined the importance of resolving the issue through dialogue.

Tensions between India and Pakistan have increased after India’s decision to abolish most of the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution that ended the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and divided the state into two union territories. There was a sharp reaction from Pakistan on this. India has clearly told the international community that it is an internal matter to abolish most clauses of Article 370. India also advised Pakistan to accept reality.

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