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PM Modi arrives at G7 Summit venue to attend Summit in Hiroshima, Japan

The G7 Summit has chosen several key priorities for the current Presidency

PM Modi arrives at G7 Summit venue to attend Summit in Hiroshima, Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at G7 Summit venue to attend the Summit in Hiroshima, Japan. He was welcomed by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the venue.

The G7 Summit has chosen several key priorities for the current Presidency.

The broad terms of the G7 Summit preferences include nuclear disarmament, economic resilience and security, regional issues, climate and energy, food and health and development.

There are other priorities also such as digitisation and science and technology which will be highlighted during several sessions at the Summit.

Japan has also invited Australia, Brazil, Comoros, Cook Islands, Indonesia, South Korea, Vietnam and some international organisations including the UN.

Akashvani correspondent reports that India has attended nine G7 Summit Outreach sessions till date.

India's regular participation at the G7 Summits clearly points to increasing recognition that India should be a part of any serious effort to resolve global challenges, including those of peace, security, development and environment preservation.

It is to be noted that the Partner countries at the G7 Summit this year include Brazil and Indonesia, which together with India make the outgoing and incoming G20 troika countries.

On the sidelines of the G7 Summit today, Prime Minister Modi met Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida in Hiroshima.

Both the leaders discussed ways to enhance India-Japan friendship across different sectors including trade, economy and culture.

According to the External Affairs Ministry, Mr. Modi and Mr. Kishida discussed ways to synergise the efforts of respective G-7 and G-20 Presidencies, and the need to highlight the voice of the Global South.

They also exchanged views on contemporary regional developments and deepening cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.

Both the leaders also discussed ways to further strengthen the bilateral special strategic and global partnership.

Discussions were also held on education, skill development, tourism, Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE), green hydrogen, high technology, semiconductors and digital public infrastructure. Combating terrorism and reform of the United Nations was also discussed.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a productive meeting with the President of South Korea Yoon Suk Yeol. During the meeting, both leaders talked about ways to further boost India-South Korea's friendship in key developmental sectors.

Both leaders agreed to deepen cooperation in areas of trade and investment, high technology, IT hardware manufacturing, defence, semiconductor, and culture.

They also discussed India’s G20 presidency and South Korea’s Indo-Pacific strategy.

A meeting was held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Vietnam Pham Minh Chinh.

Both the leaders discussed expanding cooperation in the fields of trade and investment, defence, building resilient supply chains, energy, science and technology, human resource development, culture and people-to-people ties. Mr. Modi will also hold bilateral discussions with the leaders of France and Ukraine.

A QUAD Leaders Meeting is also scheduled for later in the day. As a symbol of friendship and goodwill, the Prime Minister also unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Hiroshima.

After unveiling the bust, Mr. Modi said, even today, the world gets frightened when they listen to the word Hiroshima. He said, the world is suffering from climate change and terrorism today.

The External Affairs Ministry said, Mahatma Gandhi’s bust, a gift from India to the city of Hiroshima, is a befitting tribute to a city that symbolises humanity’s yearning for peace.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met several Japanese scholars during his visit to Hiroshima, Japan.

In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said, he interacted with Professor Tomio Mizokami who is a Padma awardee and a distinguished Hindi and Punjabi linguist.

PM Modi remarked that Mr. Mizokami has made numerous efforts to make Indian culture and literature popular among the people of Japan.

The Prime Minister lauded Dr. Mizokami for his contribution to promoting Indian literature in Japan and bringing the two countries closer.

The Prime Minister also met renowned artist Hiroko Takayama who has a close association with India.

PM Modi said, Hiroko Takayama has worked extensively on enhancing the cultural bonds between India and Japan.

During the interaction, Hiroko Takayama presented her artwork to Mr. Modi.

The Prime Minister appreciated Takayama for imbibing the spirit of India in her paintings and contributing to the promotion of cultural cooperation between the two countries.

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