Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. “I am thankful to Trump that he came to Houston. He is my friend but he is also a good friend of India,” Modi said.
Both countries could sign a limited trade deal.
Trump heaped praise on Modi saying , I remember India before was very torn. There was a lot of dissension, fighting&he brought it all together. Like a father would. Maybe he is the Father of India…They love this gentleman to my right. People went crazy, he is like an American version of Elvis.
#WATCH US President: I remember India before was very torn. There was a lot of dissension, fighting&he brought it all together. Like a father would. Maybe he is the Father of India…They love this gentleman to my right. People went crazy, he is like an American version of Elvis. pic.twitter.com/w1ZWYiaOSu
— ANI (@ANI) September 24, 2019
Meanwhile , US President Donald Trump has once again made a pitch to help resolve differences between India and Pakistan, in the fourth offer at mediation which India has strongly opposed so far.
“I think as far as Pakistan is concerned, India, they’re talking, I’m certainly willing to help. I think they would in a certain way like my help. But they’ve to both want it. They have very different views and I’m concerned about it,” he told reporters ahead of his address to the UN General Assembly.
Trump further stated , “I really believe that Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Khan will get along when they get to know each other, I think a lot of good things will come from that meeting.”
The statement comes less than 24 hours after Trump, with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan by his side, renewed his offer of arbitration on Kashmir.
India responded curtly to the offer, saying its position – that there can be no third-party mediation – is known.
The Foreign Ministry urged the media to wait for Tuesday, when President Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are set to meet for talks.
Addressing a joint briefing before his talks with Imran Khan, President Trump said if India and Pakistan wanted him to mediate on Kashmir, he was “ready, willing and able”.
“If I can help, I will certainly help… If both (India and Pakistan) want, I am ready to do it… I have very good relationship with Prime Minister Modi. I have very good relationship with Prime Minister Khan… I would be an extremely good arbitrator. I have never failed as an arbitrator,” said the US president, despite India rebuffing the suggestion twice before.