Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday has been invited by the United Kingdom to attend the G7 Summit as a guest this year. The summit will be held in Cornwall, Southwest England from June 11 to 13. It will be hosted by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson where he will address shared challenges like the Coronavirus and climate change.
Other than India, Australia and South Korea also invited as guest countries to attend the G7 Summit to ‘deepen the expertise and experience around the table.’
The UK will use the G7 Presidency to unite leading democracies to ‘help the world build back better from coronavirus’ and ‘create a greener’, more prosperous future, said an official statement of the British high commission.
The statement further read, “As ‘pharmacy of the world’, India already supplies more than 50% of the world’s vaccines, and the UK and India have worked closely together throughout the pandemic. Our Prime Ministers speak regularly and Prime Minister Johnson has said he will visit India ahead of the G7.”
The UK PM’s motive is to use the G7 to intensify cooperation between the world’s democratic and technologically advanced nations. Between them, the 10 leaders represent over 60% of the people living in democracies around the world.
British PM cancels visit to India
As per the official statement, Johnson has confirmed that he will visit India ahead of the summit. Earlier, He had accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to attend India’s Republic Day celebration, however, he later called it off amid the fresh mutant Coronavirus spread.