Prime Minister Narendra Modi met UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak and former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as the concluding session of the G7 summit wrapped up in the UK on Sunday.
This was PM Modi’s first virtual participation in G7 summit and he also held a virtual meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
In his statement, PM Modi expressed his gratitude to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson for hosting the G7 summit and congratulated the leaders of seven countries for their collective commitment to work towards economic growth, global health and global security.
He also shared India’s resolve to work with all the countries in G7 to tackle the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in the developing world.
Regarding the matter of Global Health, PM Modi highlighted that medical and vaccine research collaboration between India and G7 countries should be strengthened.
Prime Minister Modi also discussed issues related to climate change, noting that the transformation to cleaner sources of energy should be undertaken with renewed emphasis.
He also flagged the issue of international trade, stressing that India looks forward to greater market access and improved global trade governance which can help ensure that the global economy revives.
The G7 meeting concluded with all seven leaders of the countries – UK, US, France, Canada, Italy, Germany and Japan – reaffirming their commitment to build a fairer, greener and more prosperous world.