Japan: PM Modi arrives in Hiroshima to attend G7 Summit

19 May, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma

Nathdwara National

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Hiroshima, Japan, for the G7 Summit.

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 cancelled 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.

“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.

After concluding his visit to Japan, PM Modi will travel to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
It will be PM Modi’s first visit, as also the first-ever visit by any Indian Prime Minister, to Papua New Guinea.
PM Modi will jointly host the 3rd Summit of the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC III Summit) with his Papua New Guinea counterpart James Marape on May 22.
FIPIC had been launched during PM Modi’s visit to Fiji in 2014.

Apart from the FIPIC engagements, PM Modi will also have 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.

After his visit to Papua New Guinea, PM Modi will travel to Sydney at the invitation of Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. During his visit, he will interact with Australian CEOs and business leaders. PM Modi will also interact with the Indian community at a special event in Sydney.