Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday shared a departure statement ahead of his visit to Japan, Papua New Guinea, and Australia. He said his presence in this G7 Summit is particularly meaningful as India holds the G20 Presidency this year. PM Modi will be attending the annual summit of the G7 advanced economies as a guest and he is expected to speak on challenges facing the globe including food, fertiliser, and energy security. The agenda of the G7 summit includes nuclear disarmament, economic resilience, economic security, regional issues, climate change, energy security, food, and health.
“I will leave for Hiroshima, Japan to attend the G7 Summit under the Japanese Presidency at the invitation of H.E. Mr. Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan. It will be a pleasure to meet Prime Minister Kishida again after his recent visit to India for the India – Japan Summit. My presence in this G7 Summit is particularly meaningful as India holds the G20 Presidency this year,” PM Modi stated before emplaning for his visit to Japan, Papua New Guinea, and Australia.
#WATCH | Prime Minister Narendra Modi emplanes from Delhi, for Hiroshima, Japan.
He will attend the #G7Summit under the Japanese Presidency at the invitation of Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan. pic.twitter.com/clQkWxvo6L
— ANI (@ANI) May 19, 2023
“I look forward to exchanging views with the G7 countries and other invited partners on challenges that the world faces and the need to collectively address them. I would also be holding bilateral meetings with some of the leaders attending the Hiroshima G7 Summit,” he added.
PM @narendramodi emplanes for his visit to Japan, Papua New Guinea and Australia. pic.twitter.com/GUgASHKd9y
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 19, 2023
From Japan, PM Modi will be visiting Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. “This will be my first visit, as also the first-ever visit by any Indian Prime Minister, to Papua New Guinea. I will host on 22 May 2023 the 3rd Summit of the Forum for India–Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC III Summit) jointly with H.E. Mr. James Marape, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea. I am grateful that all 14 Pacific Island Countries (PIC) have accepted the invitation to attend this important Summit,” he stated.
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PM Modi mentioned that FIPIC had been launched during his visit to Fiji in 2014. “I look forward to engaging with the PIC Leaders on issues that bring us together, such as climate change and sustainable development, capacity building and training, health and well-being, infrastructure and economic development,” he added.
“Apart from the FIPIC engagements, I look forward to my bilateral interactions with Papua New Guinea Governor General Sir Bob Dadae, Prime Minister Marape and some of the other PIC Leaders participating in the Summit,” he further mentioned.
Thereafter, the Prime Minister will be travelling to Sydney at the invitation of his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese. “I look forward to our bilateral meeting, which will be an opportunity to take stock of our bilateral ties and follow up on our first India-Australia Annual Summit held in New Delhi in March this year. I will also interact with Australian CEOs and business leaders, and meet the Indian community in Sydney at a special event,” PM Modi stated.
According to officials cited by news agency PTI, Modi’s three-nation tour will be a hectic one as over 40 engagements have been lined up. In addition to this, he will interact with over two dozen world leaders in summits as well as through bilateral meetings.
On Thursday, India said that it is expecting several deliverables to come out of the Quad summit in the Japanese city of Hiroshima which will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, and their counterparts from Japan and Australia.
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