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G7 Summit 2024: PM Modi lands in Apulia, Italy; a bilateral meeting with Giorgia Meloni is scheduled

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G7 Summit 2024: In Apulia, Italy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi came for the G7 Summit 2024 Outreach session. The Prime Minister is traveling abroad for the first time since entering office for a third term. In a social media post, Prime Minister Modi announced his arrival in Italy.

The G7 Summit is taking place at the Borgo Egnazia resort in Italy’s Apulia from June 13-15. Eager to participate in meaningful discussions with global leaders. Our goal is to tackle worldwide challenges and promote international collaboration for a better future, PM Modi posted on X.

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni will welcome PM Modi as the President of the Council of Ministers of Italy on Friday. The discussions in the Outreach Session will focus on topics such as artificial intelligence, energy, and the conflict in Gaza, Africa, and the Mediterranean.

The topic is expected to be dominated by the Russia-Ukraine conflict, since Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of Ukraine, arrived for the summit on Thursday.

In contrast to India, which has consistently argued that dialogue and diplomacy are the preferred courses of action, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has urged for decisive” measures to defend Ukraine and end “Putin’s illegal war at this critical moment. Additionally, Sunak said that Ukraine would receive up to GBP 242 million in bilateral aid to help meet its immediate needs for energy, humanitarian relief, and stabilization.

Moreover, Modi and Giorgia Meloni are expected to meet bilaterally. He is also expected to meet with US President Joe Biden and Pope Francis.

In a departure statement, the Prime Minister reminisced about his first visit to Italy for the G20 Summit in 2021. Meloni’s two trips to India in the previous year, he pointed out, were crucial in giving our bilateral agenda a boost and some substance.

It will be a chance to discuss matters important to the Global South and to build more synergy between the outcomes of the G20 Summit under India’s Presidency and the upcoming G7 Summit. He continued, Meeting other leaders attending the summit is something else I am excited about.

India hosted the G20 Summit in September last year, attended by world leaders who are now gathering for the G7 Summit, including Giorgia Meloni.

In his pre-visit media briefing, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra recalled Modi’s statement from September 2022, asserting that today’s era is not of war.

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We have consistently been at the forefront of offering assistance wherever possible to alleviate the challenges faced by the Global South due to conflict, providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine and support to conflict-affected regions in the Global South, he said.

The Foreign Secretary mentioned that India will continue to share its perspective with world leaders on the sidelines of the summit. In addition to India, Italy has invited leaders from 11 developing countries in Africa, South America, and the Indo-Pacific region to attend the G7 Summit.

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