PM Modi in Germany to attend G7 summit: What to expect
New Delhi, Jun 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday departed for Germany to attend the G7 Summit, scheduled from June 26-27, where he will hold meetings with over 12 world leaders and will have over 15 hectic engagements.
PM Modi will also speak at an Indian community event in Munich, which is expected to be the largest such programme post-COVID-19.
He is travelling to Germany to attend the G7 summit, to be held on June 26 and 27, and will travel to the UAE on June 28 to pay his condolences on the passing away of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the former president of the Gulf nation.
The prime minister will have multiple bilateral meetings in addition to attending the G7, a grouping of the world's seven richest nations, during his around 60-hour stay in Germany and the UAE.
Besides India, Germany has also invited Argentina, Indonesia, Senegal and South Africa, as stated by Chancellor Scholz. I quote "to recognize the democracies of the global south as partners".
During the visit, PM Modi will also hold bilateral meetings and discussions with the leaders of the G7 as also the guest countries on the side-lines of the G7 Summit.
The G7 Summit has chosen five key priorities for the current year. And in broad term these are: 1) energy transition, 2) economic recovery and transformation, 3) pandemic prevention and control, 4) sustainable investments and infrastructure and 5) promotion of shared values of democracy.
On the day of the Summit, that is 27th of June, Prime Minister is scheduled to participate in two sessions along with other partner countries of the G7 Summit. First one relates to climate, energy and health and the second session is on food security and gender equality.
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 solution to solve the challenges, global challenges in particular which are being faced by the world.
After attending the G7 Summit, Prime Minister will be traveling to United Arab Emirates on 28th of June to pay personal condolences on the passing away of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nayhan, the former UAE president and Abu Dhabi Ruler.
This will be Prime Minister's first meeting at the same time with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nayhan since his election, as the new President of the UAE and the Ruler of Abu Dhabi.
The last visit of Prime Minister to UAE took place in August 2019. And the last visit of the President of UAE as then Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi took place in January 2017 when he visited India as the Chief Guest at Republic Day celebrations of India on 26th of January that year.