Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday embarked to attend the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan. PM Modi said his presence at the G7 Summit is very meaningful as India currently holds the G20 presidency.
Prime Minister Modi is on a six-day three-nation tour, first he will attend the G7 Summit in Japan on the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, he will then travel to Papua New Guinea’s Port Moresby and thereby in the last leg of his tour PM Modi will be travelling to Sydney, Australia before returning back to India.
Sharing his thoughts on the trip, the Prime Minister’s office released a departure statement by PM Modi which read, it will be a pleasure for him to meet PM Kishida again after his recent India tour to take part in the India-Japan Summit.
PM added his attendance in the G7 Summit is very meaning with India holding the G20 presidency currently. He said he is looking forward to exchange thoughts and views with the G7 member nations and other invited members on the challenges that the world faces today and the need to collectively address the same.
The Prime Minister informed that he will also be holding bilateral talks with some of the leaders taking part in the Summit.
From Japan, PM Modi is scheduled to visit Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, which will be his first visit and also interestingly first ever visit by any Indian Prime Minister to the island country in the south-western Pacific.
On 22 May, Monday, PM Modi in his statement informed that he will be hosting the 3rd Summit of the Forum for India–Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC III Summit) jointly with Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape.
PM Modi thanked all the 14 Pacific Island Countries(PIC) for accepting his invitation to attend the Summit and said FIPIC was launched during his Fiji tour in 2014 and that he is looking forward to interact with the PIC leaders talking about the issue that brings the nations together.
The issues which are on agenda are climate change and sustainable development, capacity building and training, health and well-being, infrastructure and economic development, PM Modi highlighted.
He will also hold bilateral deliberations with Papua New Guinea Governor General Sir Bob Dadae, Prime Minister Marape and some of the other PIC Leaders taking part in the Summit.
PM Modi further added, he will then embark for Sydney, Australia on the invitation of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and he is anticipating to the bilateral meeting between him and the Australian PM.
Prime Minister said he will also meet the CEOs and business leaders of the country alongside the Indian diaspora in Sydney at a special program.
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