New Delhi: On Sunday, PM Narendra Modi arrived in Germany to attend the G7 summit. The prime minister received a grand welcome after he reached Munich.
An early morning touchdown in Munich…
PM @narendramodi will participate in the G-7 Summit.
Later this evening, he will also address a community programme in Munich. pic.twitter.com/firI9zI3yo
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 26, 2022
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in a tweet, “At the invitation of @Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz, PM @narendramodi arrives in Germany for the G7 Summit. Besides participating in @G7 discussions on climate, energy, food security, health, gender equality and more, PM will also hold several bilateral meetings on the sidelines.”
The G7 summit is an annual meeting of the seven countries which form the Group of Seven (G7). The discussion typically focuses on global security, economic, and climate concerns. The G7 is an informal grouping of seven of the world’s advanced economies: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union. India is participating in the summit as an observer.
Besides India, Germany, the host of the G7 Summit, has also invited Argentina, Indonesia, Senegal, and South Africa as guests for the summit to recognise the democracies of the global south as its partners. India’s foreign secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra in a media briefing said, “India’s regular participation at the G7 summits clearly points to increasing acceptance and recognition that India needs to be a part of any and every sustained effort to find solutions to solve global challenges.”