Donald Trump to hold trilateral meeting with PM Narendra Modi, Japan’s Shinzo Abe

The White House said in a statement on November 28, 2018 that US President Donald Trump will hold a trilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe this week on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Argentina.

The trilateral meet, which would be an expansion of the bilateral meeting between Trump and Abe, is a part of the series of meetings Trump would have on the sidelines of the summit in Buenos Aires on November 30 and December 1. Trump will first meet with Abe and then the two leaders jointly will meet with Modi.

Key Highlights:-

1. Prime Minister Modi, in his keynote address at the Shangri La Dialogue in Singapore in June 2018 expounded India’s stand on the strategic Indo-Pacific region.
2. India considers the Indo-Pacific as a natural region, which is home to a vast array of global opportunities and challenges.
3. India does not see the Indo-Pacific Region as a strategy or as a club of limited members, nor as a grouping that seeks to dominate.
4. It also does not consider it as directed against any country. It stands in favor of an open and stable international trade regime.
5. India also supports a rule-based, open, balanced and stable trade environment in the Indo-Pacific region, which will be beneficial for all the nations in the region.

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