• PM Narendra Modi is scheduled to participate in the G7 summit next month

    PM Narendra Modi is scheduled to participate in the G7 summit next month

    This will be Modi's second visit to Germany, as his first visit, in early May, saw the Indian Prime Minister and the new German Chancellor meet in person for the first time.

    Digital Desk: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the G7 summit next month, which will be hosted by Germany. The summit will be held at Schloss Elmau in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, from June 26 to 28, 2022. 

    While Modi's first bilateral visit to Berlin earlier this month, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz formally extended the invitation to him. The G7 conference will take place in the shadow of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which will dominate the agenda.

    India has been considered for attendance at the summit for the fourth year in a row. PM Modi was invited to attend the summit in 2019 during the grouping's French presidency.

    PM Modi will visit Germany for the second time in less than two months.The launch of the Green and Sustainable Development Partnership was one of the major outcomes during his first visit with the German Chancellor.

    Berlin decided to make an advance pledge of 10 billion euros in new and additional development aid until 2030 as part of the "green" relationship. 

    Both governments have also agreed to collaborate on projects in third countries, two of which are in Africa and one in Latin America. These projects include agribusiness for women in Malawi, an innovative potato seed production project in Cameroon, and a Peruvian rural social protection programme modelled after India's MGNREGA.

    Meanwhile, on Wednesday and Thursday, India will attend the G7 development ministers meeting in Berlin (May 18th and 19th). Svenja Schulze, Germany's Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, is hosting the gathering. 

    The creation of the global coalition on food security will be a crucial outcome of the development ministers' meeting. Even as the Russian invasion of Ukraine has an influence on the global supply chain and drives up commodity prices, particularly food prices, the launch is critical.

    Dammu Ravi, the Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs for Economic Relations, will represent India at the sessions. He met with Jochen Flasbarth, the State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, on Tuesday. Twitter Account of The India in Germany in a tweet reads, "discussions focused on further intensifying our cooperation in the field of climate action, development partnership and through G7." 

    India, Indonesia, Senegal, Vietnam, and South Africa are among the countries invited to the G7 development ministers meeting. This is the first of the G7 meetings that India will participate under the German presidency of the organisation. Infrastructure investments for sustainable development, climate, energy, and development partnerships for climate neutrality, vaccine access, and climate neutrality are among the priorities on the agenda.

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