UK invites PM Narendra Modi to attend G7 Summit
The UK Prime Minister has invited Prime Minister Modi to attend the G7 Summit to address shared challenges, corona virus, climate change, technological change, scientific discovery and open trade. Australia and South Korea are also invited in the summit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited by his UK counterpart, Boris Johnson to attend the G7 Summit in the month of June. In this summit, Johnson will ask world leaders to seize the opportunity to build back better from Covid-19 in order to make the future fairer and more prosperous.
A statement from British high commission said that “The UK will use its G7 presidency to “unite leading democracies to help the world build back better from corona virus and create a greener, more prosperous future.”
The summit will be conducted in Cornwall from June 11-13. Apart from India, Australia and South Korea have also been invited to the first in person G7 Summit in almost 2 years.
“As ‘pharmacy of the world’, India already supplies more than 50% of the world’s vaccines, and the UK and India have worked closely together throughout the pandemic. Our prime ministers speak regularly and Prime Minister Johnson has said he will visit India ahead of the G7,” the statement said. It further added, “India will play a key role driving in multilateral cooperation helping to build back better around the world.”
Though India invited Boris to this year’s Republic day celebrations but his visit was cancelled as he had to monitor Britain’s response to a surge in Covid-19 cases.
The world’s leading democracies will work for a better future, when their Prime Ministers and Presidents will come together and address shared challenges from fighting corona virus tackling climate change. The discussion will try to ensure that people from all around the world can benefit from open trade, technological change and scientific discovery.
The UK invited the leaders of India, Australia and South Korea to attend as guest countries to “deepen the expertise and experience around the table”, the statement said.
G7 Summit will be used to intensify cooperation between the world’s democratic and technologically advanced nations. The 10 leaders in the Summit represent more than 60% of the people living in democracies around the world.
The invitation to India, Australia and South Korea is also “testament to the UK’s commitment to ensuring multilateral institutions better reflect today’s world”, it said.
The G7 consists of the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the US and the European Union. This forum brings world’s most influential and open societies and advanced economies for close-knit discussions.