UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for G7 Summit in June to address shared challenges, coronavirus, climate change, open trade, technological change and scientific discovery. Anish Singh reports
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for G7 Summit in June to address shared challenges, coronavirus, climate change, open trade, technological change and scientific discovery.
Besides India, the UK has also invited Australia and South Korea for the June summit.
The G7 -- comprising of the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the USA and the EU -- is the forum where the world’s most influential and open societies and advanced economies are brought together for close-knit discussions.
"This year the UK has also invited leaders from India, Australia and South Korea to attend as guest countries to deepen the expertise and experience around the table," UK High Commission in Delhi said on Sunday.
The aim of G7 is to intensify cooperation between the world’s democratic and technologically advanced nations.
"As 'pharmacy of the world', India already supplies more than 50 per cent of the world's vaccines, and the UK and India have worked closely together throughout the pandemic," it said.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "As the most prominent grouping of democratic countries, the G7 has long been the catalyst for decisive international action to tackle the greatest challenges we face. From cancelling developing world debt to our universal condemnation of Russia's annexation of Crimea, the world has looked to the G7 to apply our shared values and diplomatic might to create a more open and prosperous planet."
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