Osaka [Japan], June 28: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has on Friday held a trilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and United States President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the 14th G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.
According to ANI news reports, Trump said, “Mr. Modi, congratulations on your great victory. I should say congratulations to both because Shinzo also had a great victory. You are going a great job for your countries.” In return, Modi thanked him for his regards and congratulatory remarks.
President Trump had a trilateral meeting with Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Abe, followed by a bilateral meeting with PM Modi. Here is the readout: pic.twitter.com/xE46ol5kqU
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 28, 2019
Modi noted India’s first-ever trilateral meeting with the United States of America (USA) and Japan held in Buenos Aries where Modi termed “JAI” (Japan-America-India) for the close partnership between the three nations aimed at spreading and promoting stability, prosperity, and peace in the Indo-Pacific region.
Modi said he believes the three nations will hold a positive discussion on several topics, including the Indo-Pacific as all three nations have common interests, adding, “We will work to ensure peace and stability in our democracies.”
Modi and Trump have also held their bilateral meeting during which they discussed 5G technology, defence ties, and US sanctions on importing Iranian crude oil.
Modi kicked-off the meeting with Trump with expressing gratitude towards the congratulatory message received from the latter on declaring victory in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 for the straight second term securing the position for five years.
In the meantime, other world G20 leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Osaka to attend the G20 summit.