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G7 Summit 2024: World leaders pose for G7 family photo (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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G7 Summit 2024 Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left for India after attending the G7 summit in Italy. PM Modi described his stint at the G7 summit as “very productive” after he held bilateral talks with multiple world leaders on the sidelines of the global meeting. The prime minister had departed for Italy on June 13 to attend the summit on the invitation of his Italian counterpart Giorgia Meloni....Read More

After concluding his visit to Italy, PM Modi wrote in an X post, “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.” The summit had participation from the seven member countries, the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, and France, as well as the European Union.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal, while sharing photos of PM Modi departing from Italy, wrote on X, “A successful visit to Italy concludes as PM @narendramodi emplanes for New Delhi. The visit saw fruitful dialogues on key global issues under the G7 platform and deepening of India's partnership with countries participating in the Summit.”

PM Modi's visit to Italy

PM Narendra Modi departed for Italy to attend the G7 Summit on June 13. He was received by Italian PM Giorgia Meloni on June 14. It was India's 11th and PM Modi's fifth consecutive participation at the G7 Summit.

On the sidelines of the summit, Modi met US President Joe Biden, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Macron, British Prime Minister Sunak, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni, Pope Francis and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida among others.

The meeting with Macron was Modi’s first official bilateral meeting with an international leader since taking charge for his third term as Prime Minister earlier this month. The prime minister held a meeting with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida, discussing the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project with a targeted 5 trillion yen worth of investment in India.

All about the G7 Summit 2024

The G7 summit 2024 is being held in Italy, from June 13 to June 15. The summit is being held in the Apulia region in Italy, where India has been invited as an 'Outreach Country' to the summit and has participation from the seven member countries, the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, and France, as well as the European Union.

The key focus in this year's G7 summit was on defence, artificial intelligence, global economy as well as the Russia-Ukraine was and the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

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June 15, 2024 9:39 AM IST

G7 Summit 2024 LIVE: Joe Biden leaves for Hollywood fundraiser after G7

Flying through the night across nine time zones, from southern Italy to Southern California, President Joe Biden will shift focus from Russia's challenge of Western unity to raking in big bucks for his reelection campaign at a Hollywood fundraiser featuring George Clooney and Julia Roberts. (AP)

June 15, 2024 9:18 AM IST

G7 Summit 2024 LIVE: PM Modi, Meloni review progress of India-Italy partnership

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Italian counterpart Giorgia Meloni have reviewed the progress of the bilateral strategic partnership and agreed to strengthen cooperation in global fora and multilateral initiatives, including the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor.

The two leaders met on Friday towards the end of Prime Minister Modi's day-long visit to Apulia, southern Italy, during which he thanked the Italian Prime Minister for the invitation to attend the G7 Summit. (PTI)

June 15, 2024 8:50 AM IST

G7 Summit 2024 LIVE: Ukraine peace summit after G7

World leaders headed to Switzerland on Saturday for a first summit on peace in Ukraine, after Vladimir Putin demanded Kyiv effectively surrender if it ultimately wants negotiations with Moscow. This comes a day after Zelenskyy addressed a session on the G7 summit.

June 15, 2024 8:27 AM IST

G7 Summit 2024 LIVE: Argentina Prez meets with IMF

Argentina's libertarian President Javier Milei met the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday on the sidelines of the G7 summit, the most important international forum he has attended since taking office in December.

Milei met with IMF head Kristalina Georgieva at the summit in Italy a day after the fund approved the eighth review of Argentina's $44 billion extended fund facility agreement, clearing the way for the country to draw $800 million to help drive its economic recovery. (Reuters)

June 15, 2024 7:49 AM IST

G7 Summit 2024 LIVE: Pope Francis calls for ban on use of 'lethal autonomous weapons'

Warning nations on use of ‘lethal autonomous weapons’, Pop Francis said that "artificial intelligence [is] both a fascinating and terrifying technology. We would commit humanity to a hopeless future if we removed people's freedom to make judgements about themselves and their life, forcing them to rely on the choices of machines."

June 15, 2024 7:34 AM IST

G7 Summit 2024 LIVE: PM Modi hold talks with leaders from Brazil, UAE

On the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Italy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the leaders of Turkey, the UAE, Brazil and Jordan and struck a pose for the camera along with them on Friday.

PM Modi had a "delightful conversation" with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as well as the President of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. (ANI)

June 15, 2024 7:20 AM IST

G7 Summit 2024 LIVE: Discussions on AI, migration held by world leaders

The Group of Seven leading industrialized nations turned their attention to migration, artificial intelligence, economic security and the Indo-Pacific region on Friday, the second and final day of their summit in Italy. The G7 leaders stressed their determination to meet global challenges “at a crucial moment in history.” (AP)

June 15, 2024 6:59 AM IST

G7 Summit 2024 LIVE: G7 leaders agree for $50 billion loan for Ukraine

Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies have agreed to engineer a $50 billion loan to help Ukraine in its fight for survival. Interest earned on profits from Russia’s frozen central bank assets would be used as collateral. (AP)

June 15, 2024 6:43 AM IST

G7 Summit 2024 LIVE: PM Modi, Giorgia Meloni hold bilateral talks

PM Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with his Italian counterpart Giorgia Meloni on issues such as defence and security. The MEA said in a statement, “The two sides discussed bilateral defence and security cooperation and hoped for further enhancing the defence industrial collaboration. They welcomed the forthcoming visit of the Italian aircraft carrier ITS Cavour and training ship ITS Vespucci to India later this year.”

June 15, 2024 6:30 AM IST

G7 Summit 2024 LIVE: Joe Biden holds talks with Italian PM Giorgia Meloni

President Joe Biden and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni held bilateral talks on the sidelines of the G7 summit, discussing topics ranging from security, economy and regional issues.

June 15, 2024 6:19 AM IST

G7 Summit 2024 LIVE: PM Modi meets UN chief Antonio Guterres

PM Narendra Modi met with United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Italy on Friday. PM Modi said, "Pleased to meet the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, in Italy."

June 15, 2024 6:09 AM IST

G7 Summit 2024 LIVE: PM Modi, Japanese PM discuss high-speed rail project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with Japanese PM Fumio Kishida on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit in Apulia, Italy and discussed the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project with a targeted 5 trillion yen worth of investment in India.

June 15, 2024 6:04 AM IST

G7 Summit 2024 LIVE: ‘Very productive G7 summit,' says PM Modi

PM Modi posted on X, "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. I thank the people and government of Italy for their warm hospitality."

June 15, 2024 6:01 AM IST

G7 Summit 2024 LIVE: PM Modi leaves for New Delhi

PM Narendra Modi left Italy after concluding his stint in the G7 summit, and is set to land in New Delhi on June 15. Ahead of his departure, PM Modi posted on X, “Had a very productive day at the G7 Summit in Apulia. Interacted with world leaders and discussed various subjects.”

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