How Modi-Trump meeting irked China, Pakistan

How Modi-Trump meeting irked China, Pakistan

He will also be meeting Indian Diaspora in The Netherlands.

Pakistan, especially, has been singled out for admonition with the joint statement calling on Pakistan “to ensure that its territory is not used to launch terrorist attacks on other countries” and also to “expeditiously bring to justice the perpetrators” of terror attacks on Mumbai, Pathankot and others, putting the onus on cessation of terrorism squarely on the shoulders of Pakistan.

The Chinese daily in the article said both former Soviet Union and the U.S. under Kennedy presidency tried to pit India against China but the results were not “satisfactory”. India had also pointed out that the financing of the project could turn out to be unviable.

The statement said, “The leaders also affirmed their support for a U.N. Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism that will advance and strengthen the framework for global cooperation and reinforce the message that no cause or grievance justifies terrorism”. “Even at today’s pace you need 100 more planes a year just to keep pace with the market and we are not getting anywhere close to that number”.

Since these statements were made hours after Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin was designated by the US State Department as a global terrorist, the two sides chose to set up a new “consultation mechanism on domestic and worldwide terrorist designations listing proposals” – something which will be useful to work on listings like that of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar.

Noting that the year 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Mr Modi stressed on strengthening the people-to-people contact through Indian diaspora in the Netherlands.

“In the last three years, the Netherlands has emerged as our third largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI)”.

Heaping praises on Prime Minister Modi, Trump said that he had been reading a lot about him and that he would want to congratulate him for the exemplary leadership he has shown, primarily, economically. “Economically, India’s doing very well”. This “would enhance India’s capabilities and promote shared security interests”, the leaders said.

“EU is India’s biggest trading partner”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States is aimed at revitalizing relations with Washington. There are 200 Dutch companies in India and vice-versa. Such moves are likely to be welcomed by USA foreign policy chiefs, who have underlined the need for additional information sharing in the ongoing fight against ISIS. “This is an expression of the change in Israel’s status”, he said. India exported $111 million worth of goods in 2015-2016 to North Korea, and imported about $88 million, according to Indian government data.

The Prime Ministers agreed that the bilateral relations between India and the European Union merited increased focus and attention, the communique said. After concluding his remarks, Modi again went in for a hug with Trump, this time resting his head on the president’s shoulder. Indo-Dutch economic engagement is a win-win proposition.

“Whether you’re in Silicon Valley or Bangalore, these are staffed with incredible people and talented workforces, and this collaboration will also help further assist the prime minister in achieving and realizing his visions for programs such as Digital India and the Smart Cities Initiative, efforts the USA government should continue to robustly support with its expertise and resources”, Holding said.