11th May, 2021
Given the situation of Corona in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not go to Britain to participate in the Group-Seven (G-7) meeting. Prime Minister Modi was invited as special guest at this meeting by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. In view of the increasing tension between China and the US and Western countries, this time Group-Seven meeting is considered very important. There is an indication that a forum of democratic countries can be started in this meeting on behalf of the United States and Britain. The heads of India, South Korea and Australia have been invited to the meeting. However, PM Modi will participate in the meeting in a virtual manner. The meeting is in the UK Carnaval between 11-13 June 2021.
Conference to be held in Britain on 11-13 June
A spokesman for the Ministry of External Affairs has said that we appreciate the invitation received by the British PM Johnson as a special guest at the meeting, but given the circumstances of Kovid, it has been decided that Prime Minister Modi will not personally participate in it. . It is noteworthy that recently, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar went to London to attend the meeting of Foreign Ministers related to the preparations for the Group-Seven Summit. The situation for India became quite miserable after some members of the Indian contingent got corona positive there.
Some members, including the Foreign Minister, had to participate in all meetings in a virtual manner from the closed quarters of the hotel. Later, on behalf of India, it was reported that there was something wrong with the investigation report in London because all the members had gone there after conducting the corona test and its negative report. It is possible that India wants to avoid such an uncomfortable situation again.
Both the US and Britain had shown particular interest in inviting India to this group-seven meeting. The meeting was to be held last year, which was announced by former US President Donald Trump. He even said that the United States and India together will create a new platform of the top 10 democratic countries. The British PM himself was going to come to India to invite Modi for this meeting. However, due to the outbreak of the second wave of Corona, he had to cancel the tour of India.
Category: India: Politics