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Modi to participate in Outreach Sessions of G7 Summit to be held on June 12-13 in virtual format
New Delhi, June 11, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the Outreach Sessions of the 47th G7 Summit that will be held on June 12-13 in the virtual format.
Modi will particiapte in the sessions on the invitation of United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
UK currently holds the Presidency of the G7 and has invited India, along with Australia, South Korea and South Africa, as Guest Countries for the G7 Summit. The meeting will be held in hybrid mode.
The theme for the Summit is "Build Back Better" and the UK has outlined four priority areas for its Presidency. These are leading the global recovery from coronavirus while strengthening resilience against future pandemics; promoting future prosperity by championing free and fair trade; tackling climate change and preserving the planet’s biodiversity; and championing shared values and open societies.
The Leaders are expected to exchange views on the way forward on global recovery from the pandemic with a focus on health and climate change, a press release from the Prime Minister's Office said.
This is the second time that Modi will be participating in a G7 meeting. India had been invited by the G7 French Presidency in 2019 to the Biarritz Summit as a "Goodwill Partner” and Prime Minister participated in the Sessions on Climate, Biodiversity and Oceans and Digital Transformation.