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PM Modi In Hiroshima. To Attend G7 Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday arrived on a six-day visit to Japan, Papua New Guinea and Australia to attend some key multilateral summits, including the G-7, Quad group.

Official said that during the visit, the Prime Minister will have over 40 meetings. There is a possibility of participating in programs. 

He told that he will hold talks with more than two dozen world leaders in summits, including bilateral meetings. This foreign tour of PM Modi is being considered very important.

“I am going to Hiroshima, Japan to attend the G7 Summit at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi before leaving for Japan.

“After his recent visit to India for the India-Japan Summit It would be a pleasure to meet Prime Minister Kishida again. My presence at this G7 Summit is especially meaningful, as India holds the G20 presidency this year. I look forward to sharing the challenges facing the world with the G7 countries and other invited partners. And look forward to exchanging views on the need to address them collectively. I will also hold bilateral meetings with some of the leaders attending the Hiroshima G7 Summit.” he said.

PM Modi said, “From Japan, I will visit Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. This will be my first visit, as well as the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Papua New Guinea. I will visit the Forum for India on 22 May 2023- I will jointly host with Your Excellency the Third Summit of the Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC III) Summit.I am grateful that all 14 Pacific Island Countries (PICs) have accepted the invitation to participate in this important summit. FIPIC was launched during my visit to Fiji in 2014, and I look forward to engaging with PIC leaders on issues that bring us together, such as climate change and sustainable development, capacity building and training, health and welfare, infrastructure and economic development.”

Elaborating on his schedule, PM Modi said, “Besides the FI PIC engagements, I look forward to my bilateral talks with Governor General Sir Bob Dade of Papua New Guinea, Prime Minister Marape and some of the other PIC leaders attending the summit. Next, I will travel to Sydney, Australia at the invitation of Prime Minister Albanese. I look forward to our bilateral meeting, which will take stock of our relations and our first India- Australia will be an opportunity to follow up on the annual summit. I will also be interacting with Australian CEOs and business leaders and meeting the Indian community at a special event in Sydney.”

Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra told reporters that on the morning of May 19, Prime Minister Modi would leave for the Japanese city of Hiroshima on the first leg of his visit, where he would attend the annual summit of the G-7, a group of the world’s advanced economies.

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