G-7 Summit 2024

 G-7 Summit 2024 I am honored to accept Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s invitation to travel to the Apulia region in Italy for the G7 Outreach Summit on June 14, 2024.

This marks my first visit in the third consecutive term, and I am delighted that it is to Italy for the G-7 Summit. I fondly recall my participation in the G20 Summit in Italy back in 2021. Prime Minister Meloni’s visits to India last year have been pivotal in advancing our bilateral agenda. We are committed to strengthening the strategic partnership between India and Italy, enhancing cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and Mediterranean regions.

At the Outreach session, discussions will center around artificial intelligence, energy, Africa, and the Mediterranean. This presents an opportunity to align the outcomes of the G20 Summit held under India’s Presidency with the upcoming G7 Summit and deliberate on issues crucial for the Global South.

I am eagerly anticipating the opportunity to meet with other leaders attending the Summit.

PM Modi’s Remarks at the G-7 Summit 2024 Outreach Session in Italy

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I extend my sincere gratitude to Prime Minister Meloni for the gracious invitation to this Summit and for the warm hospitality extended to us. I also wish Chancellor Olaf Scholz a very happy birthday. This G-7 summit holds special significance as we commemorate its 50th anniversary. Congratulations to all my esteemed colleagues of the G-7.

Dear Friends,

Last week, many of you were engaged in the European Parliament elections, while others will soon experience elections in your respective countries. A few months ago in India, we witnessed a monumental electoral process: over 2600 political parties, more than 1 million polling booths, 5 million Electronic Voting Machines, 15 million polling staff, and approximately 970 million voters, with 640 million exercising their right to vote.

This massive exercise, conducted with transparency and facilitated by technology, culminated in results declared within hours. It was the largest democratic event in history, a testament to our ancient values as the cradle of democracy. I am privileged that the people of India have entrusted me with their mandate for a third consecutive term—a first in six decades. Their resounding support is not just a victory for India, but for democracy worldwide. I am honored to join you all mere days after assuming office.

Esteemed Leaders,

The 21st century is defined by technology, permeating nearly every facet of human existence. While technology propels us towards space exploration, it also poses challenges such as cybersecurity. It is our collective responsibility to ensure technology’s benefits reach all strata of society, bridging social gaps and empowering individuals.

India advocates transforming technological monopolies into widespread usage, fostering creativity over destruction. Our human-centric approach includes a National Strategy on Artificial Intelligence, encapsulated in our “AI for All” mantra. As a founding member and lead chair of the Global Partnership for AI, we promote global cooperation in AI governance. At last year’s G-20 Summit hosted by India, we emphasized the imperative of international collaboration in AI governance, reaffirming our commitment to a transparent, secure, and responsible AI future.

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India’s energy strategy rests on four pillars: availability, accessibility, affordability, and acceptability. We are proud to have met our COP commitments ahead of schedule and are steadfast in achieving Net Zero by 2070. Let us collectively strive for a greener future. Through initiatives like Mission LIFE—Lifestyle for Environment—and the “Ek Ped Maa Ke Naam” campaign launched on World Environment Day, we aim to transform tree planting into a global movement driven by personal responsibility and global solidarity. I invite all of you to join this initiative, details of which will be shared by my team.

Esteemed Leaders,

India commits to becoming a developed nation by 2047, ensuring that no section of our society lags behind in our development journey.This commitment extends to our international cooperation efforts, particularly with countries of the Global South facing global uncertainties and tensions. India champions their priorities and concerns on the global stage, with a special focus on Africa. As chair of the G-20, India advocated for the African Union’s permanent membership, underscoring our commitment to Africa’s economic, social, and security development.

Esteemed Leaders,

Today’s meeting reflects a profound convergence of priorities among our nations. We look forward to continuing our dialogue and cooperation with the G-7 on these critical issues.

Thank you very much.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Addresses G7 Summit Outreach Session on Artificial Intelligence, Energy, Africa, and the Mediterranean

Apulia, Italy – June 14, 2024

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the Outreach Session on Artificial Intelligence, Energy, Africa, and the Mediterranean at the G7 Summit in Apulia, Italy today. He congratulated the Group on its 50th anniversary milestone.

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Expressing great satisfaction at attending the Summit following his re-election in the largest democratic exercise in the history of humankind, Prime Minister Modi highlighted the necessity for technology to prioritize a human-centric approach. He underscored India’s achievements in utilizing digital technology for efficient public service delivery.

Discussing India’s AI Mission centered on “AI for All”, Prime Minister Modi emphasized its role in promoting universal progress and well-being. He highlighted India’s leadership in fostering international cooperation as a founding member of the Global Partnership for AI.

Prime Minister Modi detailed India’s energy transition strategy, emphasizing principles of availability, accessibility, affordability, and acceptability. He reaffirmed India’s commitment to achieving NET ZERO emissions by 2070. Referring to India’s Mission LIFE [Lifestyle for Environment], he urged global participation in his tree plantation campaign, “Plant4Mother” [Ek Pedh Maa Ke Naam], launched on World Environment Day, aiming to make it a global movement with personal commitment and international responsibility.

Calling for prioritizing the concerns of the Global South, particularly Africa, Prime Minister Modi highlighted India’s pride in securing the African Union’s admission as a permanent member of the G20 during its presidency.

Prime Minister’s meeting with the President of Ukraine on the sidelines of the G7 Summit 2024

On 14 June 2024, during the G7 Summit in Italy, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met with the President of Ukraine, H.E. Mr. Volodymyr Zelenskyy, for bilateral discussions. PM expressed gratitude to President Zelenskyy for his warm congratulations on his third term in office.

The leaders engaged in a fruitful discussion aimed at enhancing bilateral relations. They exchanged perspectives on the current situation in Ukraine and the upcoming Peace Summit in Switzerland.

PM emphasized India’s commitment to promoting a peaceful resolution of conflicts through dialogue and diplomacy. He reiterated India’s steadfast support for peaceful solutions.

Both leaders agreed to maintain regular communication moving forward.

 Prime Minister’s meeting with Prime Minister of UK on the sidelines of the G7 Summit 2024

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met with Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Rishi Sunak of the United Kingdom on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Apulia, Italy, today. PM Sunak extended congratulations to PM Modi on his historic third consecutive term. Both leaders reaffirmed their countries’ strong commitment to further enhancing bilateral relations.

During their meeting, the leaders discussed the progress of the Roadmap 2030 and expressed satisfaction with advancements across all facets of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. This includes regular high-level political consultations, defense and security cooperation, trade and economic collaboration, as well as cooperation in critical and high-technology sectors and people-to-people ties. They also noted the positive developments in the negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between their nations. Additionally, both leaders exchanged views on regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi conveyed his best wishes to the people of the United Kingdom as they prepare for the upcoming general elections next month.

Prime Minister’s meeting with President of France on the sidelines of the G7 Summit 2024

PM Modi expressed gratitude to President Macron for his warm congratulations on assuming office for the third consecutive term.

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The leaders reviewed the India-France bilateral relations, particularly focusing on the ‘Horizon 2047’ Roadmap and the Indo-Pacific Roadmap. Their discussions encompassed cooperation in areas such as defense, nuclear energy, space exploration, education, climate action, digital public infrastructure, connectivity, and cultural initiatives, including the National Museum partnership and efforts to strengthen people-to-people ties. They resolved to intensify strategic defense cooperation with a heightened focus on ‘Make in India’.

Additionally, they agreed to broaden collaboration in artificial intelligence, critical and emerging technologies, energy, and sports.

They also planned to work closely in preparation for the upcoming AI Summit and the United Nations Oceans Conference, both set to take place in France in 2025.

The leaders exchanged views on significant global and regional issues, emphasizing the importance of a robust and trusted Strategic Partnership between India and France for a stable and prosperous global order. They committed to working together to elevate this partnership to greater heights.

In conclusion, Prime Minister Modi extended his best wishes to President Macron for the upcoming Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games.


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