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G7 Summit: PM Modi Arrives in Italy, Plans Bilateral Talks With Global Leaders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Apulia, Italy, late Thursday night (local time) to participate in the G7 Summit, where India has been invited as an outreach country. Upon his arrival at Brindisi Airport in Apulia, he was welcomed by India’s Ambassador to Italy, Vani Rao, along with other officials. This visit marks PM Modi’s […]

PM Modi arrives in Italy for G7 (Photo: MEA)
PM Modi arrives in Italy for G7 (Photo: MEA)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Apulia, Italy, late Thursday night (local time) to participate in the G7 Summit, where India has been invited as an outreach country. Upon his arrival at Brindisi Airport in Apulia, he was welcomed by India’s Ambassador to Italy, Vani Rao, along with other officials. This visit marks PM Modi’s first international trip since starting his third consecutive term in office.

“PM @narendramodi touches down at Brindisi airport in Apulia, Italy. Agenda includes participation in the Outreach session of the G7 Summit & substantive interactions with the global leaders on the sidelines. An action-packed day awaits!” the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, Randhir Jaiswal, wrote in a post on X.

Providing an overview of PM Modi’s day-long visit to Italy, Jaiswal posted another video outlining the Prime Minister’s engagements with world leaders on June 14.

“Namaste! The Prime Minister of India has arrived at Brindisi Airport in Italy to participate in the G7 Summit. Tomorrow is a packed day for him. We have several bilateral meetings with the world leaders lined up,” Jaiswal said in the video.

“He will also be addressing the outreach session of the G7 Summit,” he added.

The G7 summit is being held at the luxurious Borgo Egnazia resort in Italy’s Apulia region from June 13-15. PM Modi is attending the summit at the invitation of Italian PM Giorgia Meloni.

Earlier, in his departure statement, Prime Minister Modi expressed his pleasure that his first state visit in his third consecutive term is to Italy for the G7 Summit. He also recalled his previous visit to Italy and Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s visits to India, noting that these exchanges have significantly contributed to enhancing bilateral ties.

“I am glad that my first visit in the third consecutive term is to Italy for the G-7 Summit. I warmly recall my visit to Italy for the G20 Summit in 2021. Prime Minister Meloni’s two visits to India last year were instrumental in infusing momentum and depth in our bilateral agenda. We remain committed to consolidate the India-Italy strategic partnership, and bolster cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and the Mediterranean regions,” PM Modi had said.

This will be India’s 11th participation and PM Modi’s fifth consecutive attendance at the G7 Summit. PM Modi is also expected to hold a bilateral meeting with his Italian counterpart.

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