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Modi agrees to attend G7 Summit

New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accepted President Donald Trump’s invitation to attend the G-7 summit, which is not likely to take place until September.

According to India’s External Affairs Ministry statement, PM Modi has accepted the invitation saying that India would be “happy” to work with the US to ensure “success” of the summit.

Modi, as per the statement, commended Trump for his “creative and far-sighted approach, acknowledging the fact that such an expanded forum would be in keeping with the emerging realities of the post-COVID world.”

Trump and Modi spoke on the phone on Tuesday where both leaders discussed a wide ambit of issues, including China.

The conversation is significant in view of the ongoing face-off between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh.

Trump had offered to mediate between the two Asian giants to resolve the row.

Earlier this week, Trump decided to postpone the G7 meeting till September and invite India, Russia, Australia and South Korea to discuss a plan on how to deal with the future of China.

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