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PM Modi to visit France in August to attend G7 summit on French president's invite

Currently, India Is Not The Part Of The Grouping And Modi Is Likely To Attend The Summit On A Special Invitation From The French President.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 10 Jun 2019, 03:14:29 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi giving his trademark 'bear hug' to French President Emmanuel Macron. (File Photo)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit France in August this year to take part in the G7 summit, scheduled to be held in Biarritz. French Minister of State for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean Baptiste Lemoyne, said that President Emmanuel Macron was happy to invite PM Modi to join the G7 leaders meeting.

“President Macron and PM Modi have a strong relationship personally and that is why President Macron was happy to invite PM Modi to join the G7 leaders meeting at the end of August,” ANI news agency quoted Lemoyne as saying.

Speaking about the Indian prime minister’s participation, the French minister said that Modi attending the summit will be followed by a bilateral visit that would further strengthen the ties between the two nations.

“India could provide very interesting experience for the work that will be done in terms of numeric. This participation of PM Modi will be also proceeded by bilateral visit that could be very important moment in the relations,” he said.

The G7 is a grouping of ministers from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States. Currently, India is not the part of the grouping and Modi is likely to attend the summit on a special invitation from the French president.

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First Published : 10 Jun 2019, 03:14:29 PM