New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who leaves tonight for his visit to Germany for the G7 Summit and to the UAE, said while in Germany he will be meeting with members of the Indian Diaspora from across Europe who are contributing immensely to their local economies and also helping to enrich India’s ties with European nations.
His visit to Germany is the second in two months, as he had visited Berlin for the 6th edition of the Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) on May 2.
The G7 is holding talks on the key topics of Energy transition, economic recovery and transformation, pandemic prevention and control, sustainable investments and infrastructure, and promotion of shared values of democracy.
On June 27 , PM Modi is to participate in two sessions along with other partner countries of G7 – one on climate energy and health and the second on food security and gender equality.
On the sidelines of the Summit, Prime Minister Modi will hold bilateral meetings with leaders of some of the participating countries.
In a departure statement, he said:
“I will be visiting Schloss Elmau, Germany at the invitation of Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, for the G7 Summit under the German Presidency. It will be a pleasure to meet Chancellor Scholz again after the productive India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) last month.
“In an effort to strengthen international collaboration on important global issues impacting humanity, Germany has also invited other democracies such as Argentina, Indonesia, Senegal and South Africa to the G7 Summit. During the sessions of the Summit, I will be exchanging views with the G7 counties, G7 partner countries and guest International Organisations on topical issues such as environment, energy, climate, food security, health, counter-terrorism, gender equality and democracy. I look forward to meeting leaders of some of the participating G7 and guest countries on the sidelines of the Summit.
“While in Germany, I also look forward to meeting members of the Indian Diaspora from across Europe, who are contributing immensely to their local economies as also enriching our relations with European countries.
“On my way back to India, I will make a brief stopover in Abu Dhabi, UAE for a meeting with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi on June 28, 2022 to convey my personal condolences on the passing away of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the former UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi.”
On the UAE leg of the visit, on June 28, the PM will also take the opportunity to congratulate Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on his election as the new President of UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi.
This will be the first meeting between the two leaders since Mohamed bin Zayed’s election as the new ruler of Abu Dhabi.