Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Germany today to attend the Group of Seven (G7) Summit, which begins at Schloss Elmau near Munich in Bavaria, where he received a rousing welcome. PM Modi has been invited to the June 26-27 event by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who is currently handling the G7 Presidency. Let us tell you that the summit gathers the leaders of the European Union and Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. On the other hand, at the invitation of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Prime Minister Modi is attending the G-7 summit to be held on June 26 and 27.
Germany is hosting the summit as the president of the G-7, a group of the world's seven richest countries. At the same time, the G-7 leaders are expected to focus on the Ukraine crisis which has led to geopolitical upheaval besides fuelling the global food and energy crisis. Let us tell you that the invitation to the G7 Summit is in keeping with the tradition of strong and close partnership between India and Germany and high-level political contacts.
His visit is expected to get a major push to strengthen political and economic ties with the world's seven advanced economies. Ahead of the PM's departure, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra said, "India's regular participation in the G7 summit clearly points to the growing acceptance and recognition that India needs to be a part of any and every sustained effort to find solutions to challenges, especially global challenges, Which the world is facing."
At the same time, Kwatra noted that the G7 summit has chosen five key priorities for the current year – energy transition, economic recovery and transformation, prevention and control of epidemics, sustainable investment and infrastructure and promoting the shared values of democracy.