NO NEED OF THIRD PARTY
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the government’s move to suspend Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and split the State into two Union Territories.
- Indian PM Modi, visited to France who invited India as a special guest for upcoming G7 Summit.
- In the meeting which lasted for more than 90 minutes, Mr. Macron said France would support any policy that would give the region “stability”, adding that no one should “provoke violence” there.
- Macron said, revoking of Article 370 for Jammu and Kashmir is a sovereign issue for India.
- No third should be involved to resolving the issue between India and Pakistan and extends his support to India for the policy which keeps the situation stable and free from terror.
- In a reply, by thanking the French government for their support, both the countries had finalized several steps to strengthen their strategic partnership as like they have walked together and fought fascism and extremism together.
- The pending Rafael fighter jets deal would get the first delivery in September 2019.
- USA president Donald Trump said ready to assist India, Pakistan over Kashmir issue if India requested.
- Recently, through a telephonic conversation, President Trump asked India to resolve the issue through diplomatic move.
- India and USA are going to meet in the upcoming G7 Meeting which is going to held in France.
- Trump is “very focused” on the situation in Kashmir because of the broader implications of the developments in Jammu and Kashmir and the potential for increased stability in the region.
Few facts to know:
- The 45th G7 summit will be held on August 24–26, 2019, in Biarritz, France.
- In March 2014, the G7 declared that a meaningful discussion was currently not possible with Russia in the context of the G8. Since then, meetings have continued within the G7 process.
- The G7 will include the leaders of the seven G7 member states as well as representatives of the European Union.
- Last time India was invited to the group of the world’s biggest economies was in 2005, when then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had attended the then G8 meet in Scotland.
- This will be the first G7 summit for the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after he resumed charge of office.
- It will be also the last summit for Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Donald Tusk.
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