PM Modi to visit Japan, Papua New Guinea, and Australia for G7 and Quad Summits
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go on a three-nation tour, starting on May 19th and concluding on May 24th, which includes the G-7 Summit in Japan and the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Australia. From the 19th to the 21st of May, the Prime Minister will visit Hiroshima, Japan, for the G-7 Summit under the Japanese Presidency, accepting an invitation from the Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
PM Modi to visit Japan, Papua New Guinea, and Australia for G7 and Quad Summits: Key Points
- During the Summit, Prime Minister Modi will speak at G-7 sessions with partner countries on various subjects.
- PM Modi will address subjects like peace, stability, and prosperity of a sustainable planet; food, fertiliser, and energy security; health; gender equality; climate change and environment; resilient infrastructure; and development cooperation.
- Moreover, on the sidelines of the Summit, the Prime Minister will hold bilateral meetings with some of the participating leaders.
What will PM Modi’s schedule be like?
From Japan, the Prime Minister will travel to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on May 22nd, where he will host the third Summit of the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC III Summit) jointly with Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea James Marape. It is noteworthy this visit to Papua New Guinea marks the first time an Indian Prime Minister has ever visited.
- In 2014, the launch of FIPIC included India and 14 Pacific Island Countries (PICs): 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, as stated in a Ministry of External Affairs release.
- During his visit to Papua New Guinea, Prime Minister Modi will meet with Governor-General Sir Bob Dadae and Prime Minister James Marape.
- From May 22 to 24, PM Modi will travel to Sydney to attend the Quad Leaders’ Summit with US President Joe Biden, the Japanese Prime Minister, and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
The release notes that the Summit provides an opportunity for Leaders to discuss developments in the Indo-Pacific region and advance their vision for a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific. Additionally, PM Modi will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Albanese on May 24, engage with Australian CEOs and business leaders, and address the Indian diaspora during a community event in Sydney on May 23.
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