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PM Modi to participate virtually in G7 sessions | India News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi will participate virtually in outreach sessions of the G7 summit on June 12-13 to be held in the UK.
“This is the second time the Prime Minister will be participating in a G7 meeting. India had been invited by the G7 French presidency in 2019 to the Biarritz Summit as a “Goodwill Partner” and Prime Minister participated in Sessions on ‘Climate, Biodiversity and Oceans’ and ‘Digital Transformation’,” ministry of external affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said on Thursday, The UK, which holds the presidency of the G7, has invited India, Australia, Republic of Korea and South Africa, as guest countries for the G7 Summit.
Modi will not be able to attend in person due to Covid restrictions here, as a result of the second wave. In May, the government had announced that PM would not travel to the UK, but participate virtually. The UK has outlined four priority areas for the summit — leading global recovery from Covid, promoting fair trade, tackling climate change and championing open societies.”

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