On Sunday, the G7 invited leaders and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral respects at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan.
While the invited nations were in route to pay respects to the victims of Hiroshima, Prime Minister Modi was observed having a brief talk with Australian PM Anthony Albanese.
PM Modi is in Japan to participate in the G7 conference there. The prime minister is visiting East Asia at the invitation of his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida. Japan is hosting the gathering as the G7’s current chairperson. PM Modi will attend the G7 summit in Hiroshima from May 19 to May 21.
Earlier on Saturday, Prime Minister Modi met with his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, in a bilateral setting to review the whole of India-Japan ties. The G20 and G7 priority areas for Japan and India, respectively, with reference to enhancing the world were also discussed by the two leaders.
The two presidents talked about how to coordinate the work of the G-20 and G-7 presidencies, respectively. The Prime Minister emphasised the need to draw attention to the issues and concerns of the Global South.
The G7 Summit is an annual meeting of the leaders of the European Union (EU), France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy, and Canada (in that order, according to the G7 chair rotation).
As part of its G7 Presidency, Japan has invited the leaders of South Korea, Australia, Brazil, Comoros, the Cook Islands, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam.
PM Modi Meets with PM Sunak
PM Modi met with his British counterpart, Chancellor Rishi Sunak, during the G7 conference. This meeting on the outer edges of the summit provided a chance for both leaders to evaluate India’s and the United Kingdom’s bilateral strategic alliance.
Since January of last year, India and the United Kingdom have been discussing an FTA in an attempt to negotiate a comprehensive deal that would considerably strengthen their present trading relationship, which is expected to be worth roughly 34 billion pounds in 2022. After in-depth discussions in a few policy areas, the two nations concluded the ninth round of free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations between India and the UK last month.
A recent appointment made Harjinder Kang the new trade commissioner for South Asia and deputy high commissioner for western India, both roles based in Mumbai. Harjinder Kang worked as the principal negotiator for Britain throughout the FTA negotiations. According to official data published by the UK government, India ranked as the 12th largest trading partner of the UK in the four quarters preceding the end of Q3 2022, accounting for 2.1% of all UK trade.
The meeting between PM Modi and Sunak marked a development in relations between the UK and India. The summit underscores the two countries’ commitment to cooperating on different strategic fronts. The two countries have a long history of cooperation and engagement.
The G7 summit, which brings together the most developed nations, provides a crucial forum for international cooperation and partnerships on a range of topics, such as security, climate change, and economic development. India’s expanding influence on the global scene is highlighted by PM Modi’s attendance at the summit.
India’s participation at the G7 conference is crucial because it is a large emerging economy. India’s commitment to collaborating with other developed economies to address global problems and achieve sustainable development is demonstrated by PM Modi’s attendance at the summit.
Global leaders will have the chance to debate and work together to address urgent challenges including climate change, economic recovery, and security at the G7 conference. India’s dedication to acting responsibly on the international stage and tackling these pressing issues is demonstrated by PM Modi’s participation at the summit.
The G7 summit’s PM Modi’s trip to Hiroshima demonstrates India’s dedication to international cooperation, diplomacy, and peace. His remarks at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and conversations with Rishi Sunak, the British Prime Minister, show India’s strong participation in resolving world issues. India’s participation in these conversations is essential to determining the direction of world politics as the G7 countries and other international organisations continue to work together on topics like economic security, AI governance, and Indo-Pacific ties.
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