Munich, June 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday he looked forward to “fruitful discussions” with world leaders on topical issues such as climate, energy, food security, the fight against terrorism, environment, gender equality and democracy on her arrival here to attend the G7 Summit.
Prime Minister Modi is attending the G7 summit, to be held on June 26-27, at the invitation of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. The summit is hosted by Germany in its capacity as chairman of the G7, a grouping of the world’s seven richest nations.
“I landed in Munich to attend the G-7 summit. I look forward to fruitful discussions with world leaders during the summit,” Modi tweeted.
Upon his arrival, the Prime Minister was warmly welcomed by the Indian diaspora.
Welcome PM Shri @narendramodi to #Muenchen to attend G7 Summit #G7Germany #AmbHarishParvathaneni & Ms. Nandita Parvathaneni received PM at @MUC_Airport, Indian Embassy Berlin tweeted.
The Indian community gave PM @narendramodi a warm and special welcome to #M nchen! the Indian mission said in a tweet.
At the invitation of @Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz, Prime Minister @narendramodi arrives in Germany for the G7 summit. As well as participating in @G7 discussions on climate, energy, food security, health, gender equality and more, the Prime Minister will also hold several bilateral meetings on the sidelines, the spokesperson said. of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Arindam Bagchi, in a tweet.
G7 leaders are expected to focus on the Ukraine crisis which has sparked geopolitical unrest in addition to fueling a global food and energy crisis.
“During the Summit sessions, I will exchange views with G7 countries, G7 partner countries and invited international organizations on topical issues such as environment, energy, climate, security food, health, counter-terrorism, gender equality and democracy,” Modi said in a statement ahead of his visit.
Foreign Minister Vinay Mohan Kwatra said on Friday that Modi will hold bilateral meetings and discussions with G7 leaders as well as invited countries on the sidelines of the G7 summit.
Besides India, Germany, host of the G7 summit, has also invited Argentina, Indonesia, Senegal and South Africa as guests for the summit to recognize the democracies of the South as his partners.
Modi said he was also looking forward to meeting members of the Indian diaspora from across Europe, who contribute immensely to their local economies and enrich India’s relations with European countries.
From Germany, Modi will travel to the United Arab Emirates on June 28 to offer his condolences on the passing of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Gulf nation’s former president.
Sheikh Khalifa died on May 13 after battling illness for the past few years.