Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted an invitation from French President Emmanuel Macron in order to attend the outreach session of the G7 Summit in Biarritz as a special invitee, a senior official confirmed the news.
The 45th summit of the G7 group of countries is scheduled to be held on August 24-26 in Biarritz in France.
“The prime minister has received an invitation from the President of France Emmanuel Macron to attend the outreach session at the G-7 Summit in Biarritz as a special invitee,” spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar added.
He was responding to queries regarding the remarks of the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne about the invitation extended to India.
“The invitation is a reflection of the personal chemistry between the two leaders, a demonstration of our deepening strategic partnership and recognition of India as a major economic power. PM has accepted the invitation to attend the event which will also include a bilateral component,” Mr Kumar added.
Meanwhile, China on Monday, June 10 hoped that President Xi Jinping and Indian PM Narendra Modi would discuss trade frictions with the US and the two “good friends” could reach an agreement on opposing “trade protectionism” during their significant meeting- SCO summit in Bishkek this week.
This year’s summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will take place in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek on June 13-14 where Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping are scheduled to meet and discuss bilateral as well as international issues.
This meeting will be the first important one between the two renowned leaders after Modi-led BJP’s sensational win in the recent general elections in India. President Xi Jinping had congratulated Indian Prime Minister on his re-election through a letter on May 23.