G7 Summit or the global seven is a world intergovernmental economic organization consisting of the seven largest IMF (International Monetary Fund)-described advanced economies in the world. This group includes the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States. Although India is not part of this special group, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is personally invited by France as a reflection of the personal chemistry.
Why is PM Modi participate in in the G7 summit?
Global 7 which is hosted by France, the annual meet will be attended by the seven state members, including France, Italy, Canada, United States, Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom. French President Emmanuel Macron has also asked non-member countries like India, Australia, Spain, South Africa, Senegal, and Rwanda, who are playing an important part in the world economy.
On asking about the invitation, the Ministry of External Affairs has said that the invitation was a “reflection of the personal chemistry” between the two leaders and also “recognition of India as a major economic power”.
The relation between India and France has grown rapidly during the decades. Both nations have equal vital interests and have a similar worldview. France sees India as its best chance to stay connected in Asia whereas India might view France in a related position in Europe
Key issues discussed in the summit
Modi’s visit to the Global 7 is considered as an essential visit for strengthening the trade goals between the nations. On another hand, it will also magnify international support from other countries for the ongoing Indo-Pak tensions. The Indian government’s resolution to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the constitution had gained global attention in which India will look to take maximum privileges.
The US President Donal Trump discussed the situation between India and Pakistan and is hoping the two countries to sort out the problem to ease the tension. It offered India to mediate between the two-nation to sustain the Kashmir issue and provide all support required. Narendra Modi on the meet with Mr. Trump said Kashmir and all such issues are bilateral between India and Pakistan and it does not want any other countries taking trouble mediating in the matter.
“All issues between India & Pakistan are bilateral in nature, that is why we don’t bother any other country regarding them,” said the Prime Minister.
#WATCH: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump at #G7Summit says,"All issues between India & Pakistan are bilateral in nature, that is why we don't bother any other country regarding them." pic.twitter.com/H4q0K7ojZT
— ANI (@ANI) August 26, 2019
Donal Trump said “We talked last night about Kashmir. Prime Minister considers he has it under control. They talk with Pakistan and I’m sure that they will be able to produce something that will be very good.”
#WATCH: US President Donald Trump during bilateral meet with PM Modi at #G7Summit says,"We spoke last night about Kashmir, Prime Minister really feels he has it under control. They speak with Pakistan and I'm sure that they will be able to do something that will be very good." pic.twitter.com/FhydcW4uK1
— ANI (@ANI) August 26, 2019