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Prime Minister Modi returns to Delhi after attending G7 Summit in Italy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to New Delhi on Saturday after attending the G7 Summit in Italy, marking his first international trip in his third term in office.

The summit, held in Italy’s Apulia region from July 13-15, saw India participating as an ‘Outreach Country’ at the invitation of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. “Had a very productive day at the G7 Summit in Apulia. Interacted with world leaders and discussed various subjects. Together, we aim to create impactful solutions that benefit the global community and create a better world for future generations,” PM Modi wrote on X, expressing gratitude to Italy for their warm hospitality.

The G7 Summit brought together leaders from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, France, and the European Union. During the summit, PM Modi reiterated India’s commitment to the well-being of the Global South, emphasizing the importance of Africa in global affairs. He highlighted the historic inclusion of the African Union as a permanent member of the G20 during India’s presidency.

In the G7 Outreach Session, PM Modi spoke on topics such as AI, energy, Africa, and the Mediterranean, emphasizing the transformative impact of technology on human progress. “Spoke at the G7 Outreach Session on AI and Energy, Africa and Mediterranean. Highlighted a wide range of subjects, notably, the wide scale usage of technology for human progress. The rise of technology in various aspects of human life has also reaffirmed the importance of cyber security. Spoke about how India is leveraging AI for its development journey. It is important that AI remain transparent, secure, accessible and responsible,” he posted on X.

PM Modi underscored the critical role of cybersecurity amidst growing technological adoption and outlined India’s AI development strategies, stressing the need for transparency, security, accessibility, and responsibility. On energy, he presented India’s strategy focused on availability, accessibility, affordability, and acceptability. He reaffirmed India’s commitment to fulfilling its Climate Change Conference of the Parties (CoP) commitments ahead of schedule and highlighted efforts to transition towards a sustainable, green future under Mission LiFE principles. Additionally, he mentioned the “Ek Ped Ma Ke Naam” campaign, promoting environmental sustainability for future generations.

“As far as energy is concerned, India’s approach is based on availability, accessibility, affordability and acceptability. We are working to fulfil our CoP commitments before the designated time period. India is working to usher in a Green Era, based on the principles of Mission LiFE. Also highlighted the campaign “Ek Ped Ma Ke Naam” to make our planet more sustainable,” PM Modi stated in a post on X.

On the sidelines of the summit, PM Modi engaged in bilateral meetings with several world leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. He also interacted with US President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Pope Francis.

(ANI)

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