G7 Bonhomie: PM Modi meets Biden, Macron, Trudeau

The PM was earlier received by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz upon his arrival at Schloss Elmau

FPJ BureauUpdated: Monday, June 27, 2022, 11:39 PM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G7 Summit at Schloss Elmau, southern Germany. They briefly interacted with each other, with President Biden, in an instance of conviviality between the leaders of the two largest democracies of the world, walking up to Modi to greet him.

The PM was earlier received by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz upon his arrival at Schloss Elmau. He was later seen interacting with the Canadian Prime Minister; both leaders were scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting later in the evening. The bonhomie between Modi and Macron was also on full display as they hugged and briefly chatted after the group photo.

The German Presidency has invited Argentina, India, Indonesia, Senegal and South Africa to the G7 Summit in Elmau, Bavaria. Chancellor Scholz is looking forward to constructive and lively talks with the partner countries.

As per an official statement, “This will send out a powerful signal from Elmau – a common message from strong democracies that are aware of their global responsibilities. Our aim is to launch concrete initiatives and partnerships focusing on the climate and sustainable investments, improve food security worldwide, increase global health and make democracies more resilient.” The summit is being hosted by Germany in its capacity as the chair of G7.

“We are united by our view of the world. We are also united by our belief in democracy and the rule of law,” said Chancellor Scholz at the beginning of the summit.

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