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Prime Minister Modi’s Diplomatic Debut: G7 Summit Italy Trip Unveiled

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G-7 Italy Summit : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for Italy today to attend the G7 summit. This will be PM Modi’s first foreign visit after assuming the post of Prime Minister for the third consecutive time. Italy has invited India to participate in the summit as an outreach country.

The G7 summit is scheduled to be held from June 13 to 15 at Borgo Egnazia, a luxury resort in Italy’s Apulia region. The war in Ukraine and the Gaza conflict are likely to dominate the meeting.

According to PTI, India’s Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra said that Prime Minister Modi will visit Italy on Thursday as part of his first foreign visit after becoming Prime Minister for the third consecutive time.

Kwatra confirmed that Prime Minister Modi will meet Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. However, he said that the details of the meetings, bilateral or with other leaders, are still being worked out.

According to a report in The Hindu, this is the 11th time India has been invited to the G-7 summit and this is the fifth time PM Modi will be participating in it .

What is G7?
Let us tell you that G7 is a group of seven advanced economies of the world. It includes America, Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Canada and Japan. Italy is the current president of G7 and as such it is hosting its summit. Although the European Union is not a member of G7, it participates in the annual summit.

Top world leaders to attend summit
Top leaders attending the summit include US President Joe Biden, his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is also scheduled to participate in a session on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

According to The Hindu report, PM Modi will have the opportunity to meet many leaders to discuss plans for his new term. Many leaders like US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will face elections in the next few months. Countries like Italy, Germany and France have European Parliament elections on Sunday.