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PM Modi set for busy schedule at multilateral summits in Japan, high expectations for deliverables

Prime Minister Modi's three-nation visit, starting with Japan today , Papua New Guinea, and Australia. The visit is primarily aimed at participating in three crucial multilateral summits, namely the Group of Seven (G7) and the Quad.

PM Narendra Modi to attend G7 Summit in Japan, strengthening tiesPremium
PM Narendra Modi to attend G7 Summit in Japan, strengthening ties

PM Modi is set to attend the annual summit of the G7 advanced economies today, May 19 in Hiroshima, in which he is expected to speak on challenges facing the globe including food, fertiliser and energy security.

India anticipates significant outcomes and deliverables from the upcoming Quad summit in Hiroshima, Japan, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join US President Joe Biden, as well as their counterparts from Japan and Australia.

PM Modi's six-day visit to Japan, Papua New Guinea, and Australia will be marked by a packed schedule, with over 40 engagements planned.


The Indian ambassador to Japan highlights the special strategic and global partnership between the two nations, which was established during PM Modi's visit in 2014 with then Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Indian Ambassador Sibi George stated in an interview with ANI, "It is a special strategic and global partnership established during the visit of PM Modi in 2014 with his counterpart, the then Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. And now with PM Kishida, this relationship is getting reinforced."

Officials have stated that PM Modi will interact with more than two dozen world leaders through summits and bilateral meetings, emphasizing India's commitment to multilateral engagement and building stronger partnerships.

Ambassador George highlighted the anticipation in Hiroshima for Prime Minister Modi's visit, where he is expected to participate in the G7 summit and hold discussions with his Japanese counterpart, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. During his visit, PM Modi will also unveil a bust sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi, further symbolizing the enduring ties between the two countries.

The ambassador also acknowledged India's commendable work done by India after it assumed the rotating presidency of the G20, and said, “India, as the chair of G20 has taken a lot of initiatives. As you know, there are more than 200 meetings scheduled to be held in India on G20 and there has been active participation from Japan in that meetings. And when it comes to India's participation, India is here as an important partner, partner of peace, stability, security and economic progress."

The envoy further mentioned that the Indian government is working on various initiatives to strengthen people-to-people connections between India and Japan. The recently launched "India-Japan era of tourism," with a focus on connecting the Himalayas and Mount Fuji, is one such endeavour aimed at fostering closer ties between the two countries.

The forthcoming G7 summit is expected to address a wide range of pressing global issues. The agenda of the summit will encompass crucial topics such as nuclear disarmament, economic resilience, economic security, regional challenges, climate change, energy security, food security, and health.

The participating nations will engage in discussions and deliberations to explore collaborative solutions and strategies to tackle these multifaceted challenges. By focusing on these key areas, the G7 summit aims to foster international cooperation, promote sustainable development, and address shared concerns for the betterment of the global community.



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Updated: 19 May 2023, 09:30 AM IST
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