PM Narendra Modi holds bilateral meeting with Japanese PM Fumio Kishida in Hiroshima

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PM-Narendra-Modi-holds-bilateral-meetingOn May 20, PM Modi held a bilateral meeting with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida ahead of the G-7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan.

An Overview of the News

  • Discussed enhancing India-Japan friendship in trade, economy, culture and Indo-Pacific cooperation.

  • Emphasised efforts to synergize between the G-7 and G-20 Presidencies and the voices of the Global South.

  • Prime Minister Modi unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Hiroshima as a symbol of friendship and peace.

  • G-7 summit priorities include nuclear disarmament, economic resilience and security, regional issues, climate and energy, food and health, digitization and science and technology.

  • Later, Prime Minister Modi had a productive meeting with President of South Korea Yoon Suk Yeol to strengthen bilateral friendship in key developmental areas.

About G-7

  • It is an intergovernmental political forum.

  • It consists of seven member states: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

  • In addition to the seven member states, the European Union is also part of the G7 as a non-enumerated member.

Formation - 25 March 1973

First G6 Summit - 15 November 1975


  • It is also called Nihon or Nippon and is an archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean in East Asia.

  • It is made up of four main islands Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu and Honshu is the largest island of Japan.

  • Its highest mountain is Mount Fuji.

  • It is the third largest economy in the world after the United States and China.

Capital - Tokyo

Currency - Yen

Prime Minister - Fumio Kishida

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