The G7 (Group of Seven) Summit concluded on the 26th of August in France. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited France to attend the 45th G7 Summit as a representative of India.
The countries participated in the summit were the U.S.A., France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom (U.K.,) whereas, the guest invitees are Australia, India and Spain.
During the Summit, the representatives of all the countries discussed bilateral issues and global security. The theme of this year’s summit was Biodiversity, Oceans, Climate.
The G7 leaders also addressed the Amazon rainforest fire and agreed to provide an aid package of 20 million dollars. However, Brazil refused to take the money and said, Emannuel Macron, the President of France, should take care of ‘his home and his colonies.’
Onyx Lorenzoni, the Chief Staff to Jair Bolsonaro, the President of Brazil, said, “We appreciate (the offer), but maybe those resources are more relevant to reforest Europe.”
Apart from climate change and digital transformation, the Summit also involved detailed discussion on China Trade war.
During the summit, Mr. Modi also introduced his new campaign against the use of plastics and said, India is trying to eliminate single use plastic, conserving water and others to sustain a better future.
Mr. Modi and Donald Trump, the President of the U.S.A., conducted a bilateral meeting regarding several issues including the Kashmir issue.
Trump again approached to be the mediator in the issue, however, Modi refused to give pain to the third party over the Kashmir issue and said, “All issues between India and Pakistan bilateral; don’t want to give pain to any third country.”
Trump later said, “We spoke last night about Kashmir, Prime Minister really feels he has it under control. They speak with Pakistan and I’m sure that they will be able to do something that will be very good.”
Raveesh Kumar, the Spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry, addressed the media and reported about the G7 Summit and said, “Au revoir France! Closing the curtains on an action-packed 3 nation visit to France, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, comprising of bilateral and multilateral engagements, PM Narendra Modi departs for Delhi. Deepened India’s relations with friends, and projected our voice on the global stage.”
Mr. Modi returned to India on the morning of the 27th of August.
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