On 2nd June 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi exchanged views regarding the COVID-19 pandemic with United States President Donald Trump in a telephonic conversation. Notably, they also reviewed the US Presidency of Group of Seven i.e. G-7. President Trump expressed his desire to augment the scope of this grouping. He desired that the reach for G-7 be increased beyond its existing members and include other important countries, especially India. Based on this, he invited PM Modi to attend the upcoming G-7 summit in USA.
Strengthening ties between US and India
PM Modi also applauded the US President for his prudent attitude towards the future. He proclaimed the benefits of the forum to inspect the realities of the post-COVID situation in the world. Thereafter, he acclaimed India’s participation with the US and other countries for the success of the summit.
As a part of the conversation, PM Modi raised his worries about the current civil disturbances in US. Moreover, he gave his best wishes for the speedy resolutions of the situation.
In conversation, the two world leaders also discussed about other pivotal issues. This included COVID-19 situation, concerns around the Indo-China Border and the need for reforms in the World Health Organisation. President Trump also looked back to his memorable visit to India in February. Modi appreciated it and claimed it was historic on many accounts. He added that the visit has surely strengthened dynamism and ties between the two countries.
Soon after the conversation, PM Modi tweeted:
“Had a warm and productive conversation with my friend President @realDonaldTrump. We discussed his plans for the US Presidency of G-7, the COVID-19 pandemic, and many other issues.”
“The richness and depth of India-US consultations will remain an important pillar of the post-COVID global architecture.”
The conversation has definitely analysed a positive relationship between the two leaders. It has signified the presence of amiability and friendship between India and US as well.