PM Modi holds bilateral talks with Ukraine President Voldymyr Zelenskyy at Japan G7 Summit

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On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with Ukraine President Voldymyr Zelenskyy on the sidelines of the G7 Summit, underway at Hiroshima, Japan.

More details on the conversation between the two leaders is awaited.

This is the first in-person meeting between Prime Minister Modi and President Zelenskyy since Russia invaded Ukraine in February last year.

Earlier many a times, PM Modi has had telephonic conversation with both the warring country heads Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s Zelenskyy.

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and other senior Indian officials were also present at the meeting along with PM Modi.

PM Modi is on a six-day three-nation tour and in the first leg of his visit, Prime Minister is in Japan to attend the G7 Summit, where India received a special invitation from Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during his recent visit to India to take part in the India-Japan Summit.

Ukraine President Zelenskyy is also on a special invitation to attend G7 in Japan.

G7 is a group of seven countries like USA, UK, Canada, Japan, Germany, France and Italy. All G7 member states are also the member of G20, currently India holding the presidency.

PM Modi in his departure statement said his visit to Japan is meaningful as India chairs the G20 this year.

PM Modi in the morning also had several bilateral talks with heads of different nations.

A picture of the Prime Minister hugging the US President Joe Biden during the Summit has also surfaced over the internet.

From Japan, PM Modi will travel to Papua New Guinea where he is scheduled to host the 3rd Summit of the Forum for India–Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC III Summit) jointly with Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape.

Then from New Guinea, the Prime Minister in the last leg of his visit will embark for Sydney, Australia before returning back to the nation.

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