British PM Boris Johnson invites PM Modi for G-7 Summit
G-7 meet will be held in Caris Bay in Britain in June
The United Kingdom has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to participate in the G-7 Summit, scheduled to be held from June 11 to 13 in Carbis Bay, a seaside resort and village in Cornwall in Britain.
“The G7 Summit will be held in Carbis Bay, Cornwall on 11-13 June 2021. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the UK’s G7 Presidency to unite leading democracies to help the world fight, and then build back better from coronavirus and create a greener, more prosperous future. The UK has invited Australia, India and South Korea as guest countries to this year’s G7,” a statement issued by the British High Commission on Sunday maintained.
Besides India, Australia and South Korea have also been invited as guest countries to the first in-person G-7 Summit in almost two years.
Comprising the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the US and the European Union, G-7 is the only forum where the world’s most influential and open societies and advanced economies are brought together for close-knit discussions.
“As the most prominent grouping of democratic countries, the G7 has long been the catalyst for decisive international action to tackle the greatest challenges we face. From cancelling developing world debt to our universal condemnation of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the world has looked to the G7 to apply our shared values and diplomatic might to create a more open and prosperous planet,” the statement maintained.
“With over 400 miles of coastline, Cornwall’s stunning landscape provides a perfect setting for world leaders to come together and discuss how to respond to global challenges like coronavirus and climate change. The Summit will also provide the best of Cornish hospitality for leaders, delegates and the world’s media. It will involve the whole of Cornwall, boosting local businesses and showcasing this unique part of the UK to the world,” the statement further read.
In 2019, the G-7 summit was held on August 24-26 at Biarritz in France, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was invited to attend as a special guest of French President Emmanuel Macron.
Initially formed by the US and its allies to discuss economic issues, the G-7 forum has over the years deliberated upon several challenges over the decades, such as the oil crashes of the 1970s, the economic changeover of ex-Soviet bloc nations, and many pressing issues such as financial crises, terrorism, arms control, and drug trafficking.