Presence In G7 Summit Particularly Meaningful As India Holding G20 Presidency: PM Modi

 News Delhi, May 19(KNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed the significance of his presence at the G7 Summit in Japan, considering India's current presidency of the G20.

In his departure statement before embarking on a six-day tour of three nations, Modi stated his eagerness to exchange perspectives with the G7 countries and other invited partners to collectively address global challenges. He also mentioned his plans for bilateral meetings with leaders attending the Hiroshima G7 Summit, including Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
Through a tweet, Modi conveyed his anticipation for a fruitful exchange of views on diverse global subjects during the summit. Following his visit to Japan, he announced his upcoming trip to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, marking the first-ever visit by an Indian prime minister to the Pacific Island nation. Modi will co-host the third Summit of the Forum for India-Pacific Island Cooperation (FIPIC III Summit) with Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister James Marape on May 22.
Expressing gratitude for the acceptance of the invitation by all 14 Pacific Island Countries (PIC), Modi emphasized the importance of engaging with PIC leaders on common issues such as climate change, sustainable development, capacity building, health, infrastructure, and economic development. The FIPIC initiative was launched during Modi's visit to Fiji in 2014.
During his time in Australia, Modi will participate in several bilateral meetings and hold talks with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. This meeting will serve as an opportunity to assess the progress of bilateral ties following the first India-Australia Annual Summit held in New Delhi in March. Additionally, Modi plans to interact with Australian CEOs and business leaders, as well as meet with the Indian community in Sydney during a special event. He expressed his belief that this visit will further strengthen the friendship between India and Australia.(KNS).

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