Presented India's perspective on world stage: PM Modi shares glimpses of highlights from G7 Summit 2024 in Italy

15 June,2024 02:08 PM IST |  New Delhi  |  mid-day online correspondent

PM Modi also shared a video which showed glimpses of the highlights of his visit to Italy including his arrival in Italy to Italian PM Giorgia Meloni`s welcome at the venue of the G7 Summit 2024 in Apulia city in Italy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pic/PTI

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On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared highlights from the G7 Summit 2024 at Italy. PM Modi said that he presented India's perspective on the world stage, reported news agency ANI.

PM Modi also shared a video which showed glimpses of the highlights of his visit to Italy including his arrival in Italy to Italian PM Giorgia Meloni's welcome at the venue of the G7 Summit 2024 in Apulia city in Italy.

Giorgia Meloni greeted PM Modi with a 'namaste' and the two leaders then posed for a picture for the cameras, reported news agency ANI.

The video shared by PM Modi showed moments from PM Modi's bilateral meetings with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Japanese PM Fumio Kishida and French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the G7 Summit 2024.

In the video, PM Modi can be seen interacting with Pope Francis and they held talks while walking together. PM Modi also interacted with other world leaders, including US President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as well as the President of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

On the sidelines of the G7 Summit 2024, PM Modi also held talks with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

The video also showed the moment of PM Meloni clicking a selfie with PM Modi.

Sharing the video on his X platform, PM Modi wrote, "An important G7 Summit, where I presented India's perspective at the world stage. Here are highlights." Notably, PM Modi on Saturday returned to Delhi after attending the G7 Summit in Apulia at the invitation of Italian PM Giorgia Meloni.

The G7 summit, where India was invited as an 'Outreach Country,' had participation from the seven member countries, the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, and France, as well as the European Union. It was India's 11th and PM Modi's fifth consecutive participation at the G7 Summit.

PM Modi, at the G7 Summit, reiterated India's commitment to advocating for the well-being of the Global South and emphasised the significance of Africa in global affairs.

PM Modi addressed the G7 Outreach Session on AI and Energy, Africa, and the Mediterranean. His speech covered various subjects, including the transformative role of technology in human progress, reported ANI.

"Spoke at the G7 Outreach Session on AI and Energy, Africa and Mediterranean. Highlighted a wide range of subjects, notably, the wide scale usage of technology for human progress. The rise of technology in various aspects of human life has also reaffirmed the importance of cyber security. Spoke about how India is leveraging AI for its development journey. It is important that AI remain transparent, secure, accessible and responsible," said PM Modi in a post on X.

PM Modi also highlighted the importance of cybersecurity in light of the widespread usage of technology and highlighted India's efforts in leveraging AI for development while ensuring transparency, security, accessibility, and responsibility.

On the energy front, PM Modi outlined India's approach focused on availability, accessibility, affordability, and acceptability. He reaffirmed India's commitment to fulfilling its Climate Change Conference of the Parties (CoP) commitments ahead of schedule and emphasised India's efforts to transition towards a sustainable, green era based on the principles of Mission LiFE, reported ANI.

In addition, PM Modi highlighted the "Ek Ped Ma Ke Naam" campaign aimed at promoting environmental sustainability and making the planet more habitable for future generations.

"As far as energy is concerned, India's approach is based on availability, accessibility, affordability and acceptability. We are working to fulfil our CoP commitments before the designated time period. India is working to usher in a Green Era, based on the principles of Mission LiFE. Also highlighted the campaign "Ek Ped Ma Ke Naam" to make our planet more sustainable," PM Modi stated in a post on X.

After concluding his visit to Italy, PM Modi in a post on X stated, "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," he added.

Italy, which invited PM Modi for the G7 Summit Outreach Sessions, is India's fourth-largest trading partner in the European Union, with bilateral trade currently standing at USD 15 billion.

(With inputs from ANI)

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