UK invites Indian PM Modi for G7 Summit

Sunday, 17 January 2021 - 12:51

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited by the United Kingdom to attend the G7 summit to be held in the country's Cornwall region in June.

The group that includes the world's seven leading democratic economies - UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the USA and the European Union, will discuss global issues like the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and open trade.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who had cancelled his India visit for this year's Republic Day event because of the detection of the mutant strain of the virus in Britain, However he is likely to visit the country "ahead of the G7", according to Indian news reports.

Apart from India, Australia and South Korea have also been invited to the summit

The three countries have been invited to the summit as guests to "deepen the expertise and experience around the table."