PM Modi to attend G-7 summit in Germany

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PM Narendra Modi will visit Germany on 26 and 27 June to attend the annual summit of the G-7.

  • Modi is attending the G7 summit following an invitation by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

  • Germany currently holds the presidency of the G7, a grouping of the seven richest countries in the world.

  • Top leaders attending the summit include US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

  • During the summit, Prime Minister Modi is expected to address two sessions covering environment, energy, climate, food security, health, gender equality and democracy.

  • From Germany, he will travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on June 28 to condole the passing of former Gulf President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

  • The Group of Seven (G-7)

  • It includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

  • The group meets annually to discuss issues of common interest, such as global economic governance, international security and energy policy.

  • It was formed in 1975 by the top economies of the time as an informal forum to discuss global issues.

  • Canada joined the group in 1976, and the European Union began participating in 1977.

  • It represents about 70% of the world economy.

  • It currently accounts for about 40% of the global GDP.

  • All the G7 countries and India are a part of G20.

  • The G-7 became the G8 in 1997 when Russia was invited to join.

  • It does not have a fixed headquarters.

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