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G7 Summit: PM Modi meets Rishi Sunak, Brazilian Prez Lula

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday met his United Kingdom counterpart Rishi Sunak and President of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva among several other global leaders in Hiroshima on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit. In a meeting with UK PM Sunak, both the leaders reviewed their Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, including taking stock of […]

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: May 21, 2023 11:38 IST
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PM Modi G-7 Summit

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday met his United Kingdom counterpart Rishi Sunak and President of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva among several other global leaders in Hiroshima on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit.

In a meeting with UK PM Sunak, both the leaders reviewed their Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, including taking stock of progress in India-UK FTA negotiations.

Leaders agreed to deepen cooperation across a wide range of areas, such as trade and investment, science and technology, higher education, and people to people relationship.

Discussions also took place on India’s ongoing G-20 Presidency. Prime Minister looked forward to welcoming Prime Minister Sunak in New Delhi for the G-20 Summit.

PM Modi G7 Summit: First meeting with Brazilian President 

Meanwhile, it was the first meeting between the Indian PM and Brazilian President who noted that this year marked the 75th anniversary year of establishment of diplomatic relations.

They reviewed their Strategic Partnership, and discussed ways to further deepen it, especially in sectors of defence production, trade, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and bio-fuels. Both leaders emphasized the need to organize a high level meeting of business leaders from both countries.

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The leaders exchanged views on regional developments. They emphasized the importance of continued cooperation in multilateral platforms, and the long-standing need of reform of multilateral institutions.

PM Modi also expressed willingness to welcome President Lula in India for the G-20 Summit in September this year.

Earlier in the day, PM Modi joined other leaders at G-7 Summit in Hiroshima to visit the Peace Memorial Museum. The Prime Minister signed the visitor’s book in the Museum. The leaders also paid floral tributes at the Cenotaph for the victims of the Atomic Bomb.

First published on: May 21, 2023 11:38 AM IST

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