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Live updates: PM Modi and Trump discuss trade issues in detail, says Foreign Secretary Gokhale

 It is to be noted that the Trump administration has been urged to reinstate India's designation as a beneficiary developing nation under the key Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade programme.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 23:35
Pic courtesy: ANI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump at New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. "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. 

President Trump hailed PM Modi and said, "He (PM Modi) is a great gentleman & a great leader. I remember India before was very torn. There was a lot of dissention,fighting & he brought it all together. Like a father would bring it together. Maybe he is the Father of India. We'll call him the Father of India."

Here are the updates from PM Modi-President Trump meeting at New York:

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24 September 2019, 23:35 PM

Prime Minister put forward our perspective on the issue of terrorism, President Trump showed understanding, he also recognised and accepted that this is a challenge that both of us face together: Vijay Gokhale, Foreign Secretary on PM Modi-US President Trump meeting

 

24 September 2019, 23:23 PM

PM Modi made it clear that we are not shying away from talks with Pakistan but we expect certain concrete steps to be taken by Pakistan before that, and we don't find any efforts by them: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale

24 September 2019, 23:20 PM

It was a meeting of about 30-45 minutes, we are quite satisfied with the meeting. We raised the challenges we face with regard to terrorism especially in Jammu and Kashmir: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on PM Modi-US President Trump meeting

 

24 September 2019, 23:19 PM

Minister Piyush Goyal has travelled to New York. He has been having discussions with US Trade Representative Lighthizer, significant progress has been made on number of issues. The 2 leaders were optimistic of us reaching a trade agreement in near future: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale 

24 September 2019, 23:15 PM

PM Modi invited US President Donald Trump to visit India with his family: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale

24 September 2019, 23:13 PM

PM Modi raised the issue of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and President Trump assured PM Modi of all support to tackle terrorism: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale

24 September 2019, 23:08 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during bilateral meet with US President Donald Trump, in New York: As far as trade (India-US trade) is concerned, I'm happy that our Petronet signed an MoU of US$ 2.5 Billion investment in the energy sector.

24 September 2019, 22:38 PM

The bilateral talk between PM Modi and Trump is being attended by Piyush Goyal, the Union Minister for Commerce and S Jaishankar, the Union Minister of External Affairs. 

24 September 2019, 22:36 PM

They love this gentleman to my right. People went crazy, he is like an American version of Elvis, says Trump

 

24 September 2019, 22:30 PM

 He (PM Modi) is a great gentleman & a great leader. I remember India before was very torn. There was a lot of dissention,fighting & he brought it all together. Like a father would bring it together. Maybe he is the Father of India. We'll call him the Father of India: President Trump

24 September 2019, 22:25 PM

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: US President Donald Trump

 

24 September 2019, 22:15 PM

We’ll have trade deal very soon, says President Trump at bilateral meet with PM Modi

24 September 2019, 22:12 PM

When asked about Pakistan, President Trump said that PM Modi gave a message loud and clear.  

24 September 2019, 22:05 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the Elvis of India, says US President Donald Trump

24 September 2019, 22:00 PM

I am thankful to Trump that he came to Houston. He is my friend but he is also a good friend of India: PM Modi at New York

 

24 September 2019, 21:59 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for meeting with US President Donald Trump at New York