Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave tomorrow for a three-day trip to Germany and the United Arab Emirates.
On the 26th and 27th of this month, he will attend the G-7 Summit at Schloss Elmau as part of the German Presidency.
Mr. Modi will attend the G-7 Summit at the invitation of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
The Prime Minister stated in his departure statement ahead of the visit, “It will be a pleasure to meet the German Chancellor again after the productive India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations last month.”
He added that, in order to strengthen international collaboration on critical global issues, Germany has also invited other democracies to the Summit, including Argentina, Indonesia, Senegal, and South Africa.
During the summit’s sessions, Mr Modi will discuss current issues with the G-7 countries, G-7 partner countries, and guest international organisations such as the environment, energy, climate, food security, health, counter-terrorism, gender equality, and democracy.
Mr Modi stated that he is looking forward to meeting leaders from some of the G-7 and guest countries on the sidelines of the summit.
Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra told reporters in New Delhi that the invitation to the G-7 Summit is in keeping with India and Germany’s tradition of strong and close partnership and high-level political contacts.
The Prime Minister stated that while in Germany, he is looking forward to meeting members of the Indian Diaspora from across Europe who are making significant contributions to their local economies while also enriching India’s relations with European countries.
The Prime Minister will make a brief stopover in Abu Dhabi on his way back to India on Tuesday for a meeting with UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
He will express his personal condolences on the death of former UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.