PM Modi’s Germany visit comes in the backdrop of most members of the G-7 grouping criticizing Russia
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the G-7 summit in Germany on June 26 and 27 where issues like the ongoing Ukraine conflict and the situation in the strategically important Indo-Pacific are likely to figure prominently. After his visit to Germany, Modi will visit United Arab Emirates (UAE) to pay his condolences on the passing away of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the former President of the Gulf nation.
Modi’s visit to Germany comes in the backdrop of most members of the G-7 grouping criticizing Russia for its military action in Ukraine. India, so far, has abstained from voting against Russia in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Moreover, India has, all along, favoured dialogue and diplomacy to end the conflict.
Giving details of the Prime Minister’s schedule, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Wednesday that he will visit the Alpine castle of Schloss Elmau in Southern Germany on June 26 and 27 to attend the annual summit of G7. He had last visited Germany on May 2 to attend the meeting of the sixth edition of the India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC).
Modi is attending the G-7 summit following an invitation by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Other democracies such as Argentina, Indonesia, Senegal, and South Africa are also invited to the G-7 summit. Germany is the current chair of the G-7, a grouping of the world’s seven richest nations. It comprises the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the US.
US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are among the top leaders attending the summit. Modi will also hold bilateral meetings with leaders of some of the participating countries on the sidelines of the summit. “During the summit, the Prime Minister is expected to speak in two sessions that include environment, energy, climate, food security, health, gender equality, and democracy,” the MEA said.
“After attending the G-7 Summit, the Prime Minister will be travelling to the United Arab Emirates on June 28 to pay his personal condolences on the passing away of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the former UAE President, and Abu Dhabi Ruler,” the MEA said. The Prime Minister will also take the opportunity to congratulate Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on his election as the new President of UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, added MEA.
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