New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the Outreach Sessions of the G7 Summit on June 12-13 in virtual format. He will be doing so at the invitation of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.
The UK currently holds the G7 Presidency and has invited India, along with Australia, Republic of Korea and South Africa, as Guest Countries for the summit which 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.
This is the second time PM 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 he participated in the sessions on ‘Climate, Biodiversity and Oceans’ and ‘Digital Transformation’.