The first part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-nation trip, which also includes stops in Papua New Guinea and Australia, begins on Friday when he flies into Hiroshima, Japan to attend the G7 Summit.
Fumio Kishida, the Japanese Prime Minister, invited him to the G7Summit, which would be hosted by Japan. India has been invited to attend the G7 conference as a guest nation. Nuclear disarmament, economic resilience and security, regional concerns, climate and energy, food and health, and development are the main focuses of the G7 summit's outreach to the invited guest nations. PM Modi is expected to meet with Fumio Kishida, the prime minister of Japan, and other leaders during his tour.
In Hiroshima, the Prime Minister will also dedicate a bust of Mahatma Gandhi.
There is a proposal, according to Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra, for the Quad leaders to meet in Hiroshima. The US President Joe Biden postponed his trip because of the vital debt-ceiling negotiations in Washington, therefore the Quad meeting—which was supposed to take place in Australia—was canceled.
In his remarks before leaving, Prime Minister Modi said that India's current G20 Presidency makes his attendance at the G7 Summit extremely significant. From May 19 to 21, the G7 Summit will take place in Hiroshima, Japan.
“At the request of Mr. Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan, I will depart for Hiroshima, Japan to attend the G7 Summit during the Japanese Presidency. In light of Prime Minister Kishida's recent trip to India for the India-Japan Summit, it will be a pleasure to see him again. Given that India is now in charge of the G20, my participation at this G7 Summit is very significant, the statement read.
“I'm looking forward to discussing the problems the world confronts and the necessity for cooperation to solve them with the G7 nations and other invited partners. I would also be meeting with some of the G7 summit attendees on a one-on-one basis,” he said.