Bilateral Talks Between PM Modi, President Zelensky in Hiroshima
On the eve of the G7 conference, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and PM Narendra Modi are expected to meet in Hiroshima, Japan.
NEW DELHI:In connection with the G7 conference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Hiroshima, Japan. Since the Russia-Ukraine conflict started in 2022, they haven't actually spoken to each other until this meeting.
PM Modi and President Zelensky are anticipated to discuss the state of affairs in Ukraine and look into opportunities for additional cooperation during their meeting. Finding diplomatic ways to reduce tensions and regain regional stability will probably take up much of the discussion.
The G7 Summit will be held in Hiroshima between May 19 and 21. Prime Minister Narendra Modi left India on Friday to participate. Alongside the G7 Leaders' Summit, the Prime Minister will meet with international leaders in private. Following his trip to Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the FIPIC Summit in Papua New Guinea. Additionally, PM Modi will travel to Australia and meet privately with PM Anthony Albanese of that country.
Leading industrialised countries collectively comprise the Group of Seven. The countries that make up this group include the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. As has become usual in recent years, several sessions will also include leaders from international organisations and some non-G-7 nations. This year, the leaders of Australia, Brazil, Comoros, Cook Islands, India, Indonesia, South Korea, and Vietnam are also invited, as Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida emphasises the value of cooperating with allies and partners in the United States as well as developing nations in the so-called Global South.
As part of a six-day trip to Japan, Papua New Guinea, and Australia, Prime Minister Modi will attend three significant multilateral meetings, including the G7. During his visit, he would dedicate a statue to Mahatma Gandhi in Hiroshima, honouring the Indian hero and freedom fighter for his Ahimsa philosophy.
While leaving for Japan's Hiroshima, the Prime Minister in a statement said, "I will leave for Hiroshima, Japan to attend the G7 Summit under the Japanese Presidency at the invitation of Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan."
On the sidelines of the SCO conference in Samarkand last year, Indian Prime Minister Modi and Russian President Putin held a meeting. He was warned by the PM that "this is not an era of war," emphasising the need to end the current violence. Since then, numerous international leaders have softened this position.
During his visit to Japan, PM Modi will meet with other well-known figures in addition to his bilateral meeting with President Zelenskyy. His programme includes meetings with counterparts from South Korea, the UK, France, Vietnam, and the host nation, Japan.