On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Hiroshima, Japan, for the G7 Summit. On the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, PM Modi is attending the G7 Summit under the Japanese Presidency.
Hiroshima is the first stop on PM Modi’s three-nation tour, which also includes stops in Papua New Guinea and Australia. India has been invited to attend the G7 summit as a guest country.
The G7 summit preferences for outreach with invited guest countries are broadly defined as nuclear disarmament, economic resilience and economic security, regional issues, climate and energy and food, and health and development.
PM Modi is expected to hold a number of bilateral meetings during his visit, including one with Japan’s Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida. In Hiroshima, the Prime Minister will also unveil a bust of Mahatma Gandhi.
Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra stated on Friday that a meeting of the Quad Leaders is planned for Hiroshima. The Quad meeting in Australia was canceled after US President Joe Biden postponed his visit due to the crucial debt-ceiling talks in Washington.
In his departure statement, Prime Minister Modi stated that his attendance at the G7 Summit is especially significant because India is the G20 Presidency this year. The G7 Summit will be held in Hiroshima, Japan, from May 19 to 21.