PM Modi’s Three-Nation Tour – G7 and Quad Summits
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to embark on a significant three-nation tour, commencing on May 19th and concluding on May 24th. This tour includes attending the G-7 Summit in Japan and the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Australia. Let’s take a closer look at the key points and schedule of PM Modi’s visit.
G-7 Summit in Japan – Addressing Crucial Subjects
From May 19th to the 21st, Prime Minister Modi will visit Hiroshima, Japan, to participate in the G-7 Summit, hosted under the Japanese Presidency. Upon receiving an invitation from Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, PM Modi will engage in discussions on various subjects with partner countries during the summit.
The prime topics of his address will revolve around ensuring peace, stability, and prosperity for a sustainable planet. Other important subjects include food, fertilizer, and energy security, health, gender equality, climate change and environment, resilient infrastructure, and development cooperation. Additionally, PM Modi will utilize the opportunity to hold bilateral meetings with several participating leaders on the sidelines of the summit.
Papua New Guinea – FIPIC III Summit
Following the G-7 Summit, PM Modi will travel to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on May 22nd. He will host the third Summit of the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC III Summit) jointly with Prime Minister James Marape of Papua New Guinea. Notably, this visit will mark the first time an Indian Prime Minister has ever visited Papua New Guinea.
The FIPIC, initiated in 2014, comprises India and 14 Pacific Island Countries (PICs), including Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Samoa, Vanuatu, Niue, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Marshall Islands, Cook Islands, Palau, Nauru, and Solomon Islands. During his stay in Papua New Guinea, PM Modi will hold meetings with Governor-General Sir Bob Dadae and Prime Minister James Marape.
Quad Leaders’ Summit in Sydney
From May 22nd to 24th, PM Modi will proceed to Sydney, Australia, to participate in the Quad Leaders’ Summit. This summit will bring together leaders from the United States, Japan, Australia, and India, including US President Joe Biden, the Japanese Prime Minister, and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
The Quad Leaders’ Summit serves as an opportunity for these leaders to discuss developments in the Indo-Pacific region and advance their vision for a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific. Furthermore, PM Modi will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Albanese on May 24th. He will also engage with Australian CEOs and business leaders and address the Indian diaspora during a community event in Sydney on May 23rd.
PM Modi’s tour signifies India’s active participation in global forums and its commitment to fostering regional cooperation and dialogue on various critical issues.
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