The United Kingdom has extended an invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as one of the guest countries to attend the G7 summit. The G7 summit is scheduled to take place in Cornwall from 11-13 June 2021, the British High Commission’s statement on 17 January said.
The other countries which have been invited to attend the summit as guests are Australia and South Korea. The G7 consists of the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States and the European Union. On June 11-13, 2021, the G7 Summit will take place in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the G7 Presidency of the United Kingdom to unite leading democracies to help combat the world, and then build back better from coronavirus and establish a greener, more sustainable future.
According to the document, Johnson intends to use the meeting to intensify cooperation between the democratic and technologically advanced nations of the world.
“As the most prominent grouping of democratic countries, the G7 has long been the catalyst for decisive international action to tackle the greatest challenges we face.” the British PM was quoted as saying.
Johnson was due for a visit to India as chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations, however, his plans were cancelled amid lockdown restrictions imposed due to the new COVID-19 strain.
Reports suggest that Johnson might visit India ahead of the summit.