Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the Outreach Sessions of the G7 Summit on June 12 and 13. This is the second time the prime minister will be participating in a G7 meeting
“At the invitation of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will participate in the Outreach Sessions of the G7 Summit on 12 and 13 June in virtual format,” said a PMO statement.
The UK currently holds the Presidency of the G7 and has invited India, along with Australia, Republic of Korea and South Africa, as Guest Countries for the 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, the statement said. “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,” it said.
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.
India had been invited by the G7 French Presidency in 2019 to the Biarritz Summit as a "Goodwill Partner” and Modi participated in the Sessions on ‘Climate, Biodiversity and Oceans’ and ‘Digital Transformation’.