India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take part in the G7 Hiroshima Summit in May after he accepted Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida invitation on March 20 during their bilateral meeting.
After the two leaders held the meeting, Kishida said that the Prime Minister accepted the invitation after he invited him to the G7 Hiroshima Summit. Meanwhile, Modi thanked the Japanese Prime Minister for extending the invitation to the G7 Leaders’ Summit.
A LOOK AT THE G7 MEETING;
The G7 Summit is an annual international meeting attended by the leaders of the seven countries of France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy, and Canada, together with the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission.
At the G7 Summit, the leaders of the G7 member countries, which share the fundamental values of freedom, democracy, and human rights, among others, sit around a common table and engage in candid exchanges of views regarding the global economy, regional issues, and various kinds of global-level issues.
The 2023 meeting will be the seventh G7 Summit held in Japan.
On the occasion of the G7 Hiroshima Summit, relevant Ministerial Meetings will be held in all parts of Japan to discuss key issues in various areas. From Sapporo in the north to Miyazaki in the south, more than 10 Ministerial Meetings will be held throughout the year, attended by many government officials, the media, and others from around the world. This will be a great opportunity to show the world the charms of every regions of our country and the country as a whole.
The term of G7 Presidency is one year from January to December. The G7 Presidency prepares for the G7 Summit of the year through preparatory meetings at the working level and Ministerial Meetings. The G7 Presidency may also call for an emergency meeting in response to international situations of the moment.
Japan has assumed the G7 Presidency for six times: 1979 (Tokyo Summit), 1986 (Tokyo Summit), 1993 (Tokyo Summit), 2000 (Kyushu-Okinawa Summit), 2008 (Hokkaido Toyako Summit), and 2016 (Ise-Shima Summit). In 2023, Japan assumes the Presidency for the seventh time and hosts the G7 Hiroshima Summit.
FUMIO KISHIDA ON THE SUMMIT
“In 2023, Japan assumes the G7 Presidency. Throughout the year, more than 10 Ministerial Meetings will take place in Japan, from Sapporo in the north to Miyazaki in the south, attended by many government officials, the media, and others from around the world,” the Prime Minister said in a statement.
“From May 19 to 21, the G7 Summit will be held in Hiroshima, my hometown…I truly look forward to welcoming the G7 Leaders to Hiroshima. At the same time, as the world’s attention turns to Japan this year, it will be a great opportunity to show the world the charms of our country, from beautiful landscapes, traditional culture and local foods to cutting-edge technology,” he said.
His statement read; “Having experienced the COVID-19 pandemic and being faced with Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, which shook the very foundation of the international order, the international community is now at a historic turning point. The G7 firmly rejects any unilateral attempt to change the status quo by force or the threat or use of nuclear weapons and upholds the international order based on the rule of law. I will lead the discussion as Chair and demonstrate the G7’s strong determination to the world with historical significance.”
“There are mounting challenges facing the international community, such as the global economy including energy and food security, regional affairs including Ukraine and the Indo-Pacific, nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, economic security, and global issues including climate change, global health, and development. As Chair, I will facilitate candid discussions among the G7 Leaders to articulate ideas and plans for the future.”
“The year of the G7 Presidency will also serve as a valuable opportunity for the next generation and beyond, the youth and children, to turn their attention to global issues and take action. We will provide various opportunities to deepen exchanges, learn together, and experience the Summit for those who will be at the helm of tomorrow’s Japan and world.”
“With the cooperation of everyone in Japan, including the host cities and prefectures, I wish to foster the momentum of the G7 Presidency year. Let us work together toward the success of the Summit and Ministerial Meetings as well as toward a bright future for Japan and the world.”