Wednesday , July 17 2024

PM Modi will raise issues like AI, Africa, Energy, Global South in G-7

New Delhi/Rome: Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for his first foreign tour on Thursday evening after assuming his third consecutive term. PM Modi has reached Apulia to attend the G-7 summit being held in Italy. PM Modi will focus on issues of artificial intelligence, energy, Africa and the Middle East in this tour. During the summit, Modi is likely to hold meetings with other global leaders including Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and US President Joe Biden.

The annual meeting of the world's developed countries' organization (G-7) has started on Thursday in Apulia under the presidency of Italy this year and will continue till Saturday. Despite the growing dominance of right-wing leaders in the European Union, the G-7 summit is likely to announce an agreement on a loan of $ 50 billion for the EU country Ukraine. It is believed that this loan will be recovered from the profits earned by seizing Russian assets in Western countries.

This meeting of the G-7 countries is taking place amid the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine in Europe and Israel and Gaza in the Middle East, as well as the growing rivalry between the US and China. The G-7 group includes the US, Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Canada and Japan.

India is not a member country of the G-7, but PM Modi has reached Italy to participate in the G-7 on the invitation of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. PM Modi is participating in the G-7 summit for the fifth consecutive time and India is participating for the 11th time. PM Modi has reached Alupia, Italy as part of his first foreign tour in the third consecutive term of the NDA government. He will participate in an outreach session on Friday. In this session, Modi will discuss issues like energy, artificial intelligence, Africa and Global South.

Apart from this, there is also a possibility of a bilateral meeting between PM Modi and US President Joe Biden. During the G-7 meeting, Modi will hold a bilateral meeting with Georgia Meloni, in which he will focus on strengthening the strategic partnership between India and Italy and increasing cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and Mediterranean regions. Apart from this, Modi can also hold bilateral meetings with some global leaders including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In the meeting with Trudeau, Modi can oppose the local government's support to Khalistani elements in Canada.