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PM Modi meets UN chief Guterres at G7 summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres in Italy on the sidelines of the G7 Summit here on Friday night.

In a post on X, PM Modi said, “Pleased to meet the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, in Italy.”

Earlier, PM Modi also met with US President Joe Biden and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of the G7 Summit.

In a post on X, PM Modi expressed pleasure and wrote that it’s always a pleasure to meet the US President.

The G7 summit is being held from June 13-15 in Italy’s Apulia region, where India has been invited as an ‘outreach country’, and has participation from the seven member countries, the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, and France, as well as the European Union.

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni received global leaders, including PM Modi, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, among others.

Italian Prime Minister Meloni invited PM Modi to attend the 50th Group of Seven (G7) Summit. This marks India’s 11th and PM Modi’s fifth consecutive participation in the G7 Summit.

Italy, which invited PM Modi for the G7 Summit Outreach Sessions, is India’s fourth-largest trading partner in the European Union, with bilateral trade currently amounting to USD 15 billion.

On January 1, Italy assumed the G7 Presidency for the seventh time.


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