Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan on Saturday. On the sidelines of the Summit, Prime Minister Modi held bilateral talks with several world leaders. During his meeting with President of France Emmanuel Macron he reviewed the progress in their Strategic Partnership in various areas, including cooperation in trade and economic spheres, civil aviation, renewables, co-production and manufacturing in defence sector, as well as civil nuclear cooperation. They agreed to expand the partnership to newer domains. The leaders exchanged views on regional developments and global challenges.
Mr. Modi also met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. During the meeting, he conveyed India’s clear support for dialogue and diplomacy as the preferred means to find a way forward for Ukraine. The Prime Minister also assured Mr. Zelensky that India would continue extending humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine.
During the meeting with Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida, both the leaders discussed ways to enhance India-Japan friendship across different sectors including trade, economy and culture, ways to synergise efforts of their respective G7 and G20 Presidencies, and the need to highlight the voice of Global South.
Prime Minister Modi had a productive meeting with President of South Korea Yoon Suk Yeol. They talked about ways to further boost India-South Korea friendship in key developmental sectors and agreed to deepen cooperation in areas of trade and investment, high technology, IT hardware manufacturing, defense, semiconductor, and culture.
Prime Minister Modi also met his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Minh Chinh. Mr. Modi and Mr. Chinh discussed opportunities in the fields of defence, building resilient supply chains, energy, science and technology, human resource development, culture and people to people ties.
The Prime Minister met German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and reviewed and assessed the progress in bilateral relations. Mr. Modi also met the President of United States of America Joe Biden. Earlier, as a symbol of friendship and goodwill, the Prime Minister also unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Hiroshima.
The broad terms of the G7 Summit preferences include nuclear disarmament, economic resilience and security, regional issues, climate and energy, food and health and development. There are other priorities also like digitisation and science and technology which will be highlighted during several sessions at the Summit. Japan has also invited Australia, Brazil, Comoros, Cook Islands, Indonesia, South Korea, and Vietnam and some of the international organisations including the UN.