British Prime Minister Boris Johnson summoned Prime Minister Narendra Modi and shared “regrets” that, in consideration of the pandemic. This is for he would not be available to visit India as Chief Guest for the Republic Day celebrations. he invited the Indian Prime Minister to the United Kingdom for the G7 meeting in June this year.
Johnson, who, during a phone call last year, extended an invitation to Modi, also confirmed his intention to visit India ahead of the G7 summit.
The planned summit would be the first in-person G-7 summit in nearly two years, as it will take place in the Cornwall region of England from 11-13 June. According to a statement by the British government, in addition to India, Australia and South Korea have also been invited as guest countries. It is a testament to the UK’s dedication to ensuring that multilateral institutions better represent the globe currently.
Modi had attended the G-7 summit in Biarritz in France in August 2019 and was also got the invitation in August 2019. Modi attended the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, and was also got the invitation to the US-hosted 2020 summit. This was unable to take place because of the pandemic.
This is supposed to be Modi’s second G-7 summit. The G-8 summit was attended five times by his predecessor Manmohan Singh. This was between 2005 and 2009 span through his first term in UPA 1.
Boris Johnson Statements:
Boris Johnson made statements regarding this. “Coronavirus is doubtless the most destructive force we have seen for generations and the greatest test of the modern world order we have experienced. It is only right that we approach the challenge of building back better by uniting with a spirit of openness. It will create a better future,” he said Sunday.
The G7, which comprises the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Italy, Germany, Japan, the United States, and the EU. It is the only forum that brings together the world’s most powerful and open communities and wealthy nations for debate.
The UK is also going to host a variety of ministerial meetings during the year. They will discuss economic, environmental, health, technology, trade, growth, and foreign policy issues in the lead-up to the summit.
The summit itself, sponsored by neighboring St. Ives and other towns throughout the Cornwall area, will be held in the coastal town of Carbis Bay.
British officials said that India now provides more than 50 percent of the world’s vaccines as “the pharmacy of the world”. The UK and India worked closely together during the pandemic. “Our Prime Ministers speak regularly and Prime Minister Johnson has said he will visit India ahead of the G7”. A British official said.