PM Modi to attend G-7 summit virtually

Prime Minister Modi will attend the G7 summit virtually, as the G7 leaders will expand global COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing to provide a billion doses to the world.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the G-7 summit virtually, this year. The 47th G-7 summit is scheduled from 11th to 13th June 2021 in the United Kingdom. India has been invited as a guest country to attend the summit along with Australia, South Korea and South Africa. This is the second time that India will be participating in the summit.

India was invited by France in its capacity as G7 presidency to the Biarritz summit in 2019 as a ‘Goodwill Partner’. Narendra Modi also participated in the sessions on ‘Climate, Biodiversity and Oceans’ and ‘Digital Transformation’.

According to the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi, “At the invitation of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the outreach sessions of the G7 summit on June 12 and 13 in the virtual format”.

The G-7 leaders are UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the USA. The leaders will expand global vaccine manufacturing to provide at least one billion doses to the world by sharing financial schemes.  The theme of the summit is “Build Back Better” and the UK has outlined 4 priority areas for its presidency in the powerful grouping.

“These countries are aiming for a global recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic”, added Arindam Bagchi.

The announcement for speeding manufacturing for one billion doses to the world came after the US said it would donate 500 million jabs to 92 poor and lower-middle-income nations.

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