PM Modi’s visit to Japan, Papua New Guinea, Australia from May 19-24
18 May, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
PM Modi will leave for a six-day trip to Japan, Papua New Guinea, and Australia on Friday to attend multilateral summits, including the Group of Seven (G7).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for a six-day trip to Japan, Papua New Guinea, and Australia on Friday to attend multilateral summits, including the Group of Seven (G7).
According to the foreign ministry, the prime minister will first travel to Hiroshima, Japan, from May 19 to 21, to attend the annual summit of the G7 advanced economies hosted by Japan. He is in Japan on the invitation of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. First, PM Modi will attend the G7 summit in Japan, after which he will travel to Papua New Guinea. It will be the first visit to Papua New Guinea by an Indian prime minister.
In Papua New Guinea, he will co-chair the third Summit of the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC).
Prime Minister Modi will visit Sydney, Australia, on the third leg of his visit, where he will hold a bilateral meeting with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
Previously, he was scheduled to attend the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Sydney, but on Wednesday, Australian Prime Minister Albanese cancelled the Quad after the US President postponed his trip to Australia to focus on debt ceiling negotiations in Washington.
Prime Minister Modi will speak at G7 sessions with partner countries on topics such as peace, stability, and prosperity of a sustainable planet; food, fertiliser, and energy security; health; gender equality; climate change and environment; resilient infrastructure; and development cooperation at the G7 Summit in Hiroshima.
On the sidelines of the Summit, the Prime Minister will also hold bilateral meetings with some of the participating leaders. Japan and India’s economic relationship has steadily expanded and deepened in recent years. The amount of trade between the two countries has grown.