Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted US President Donald Trump’s invitation to attend the G-7 summit. The summit was to be originally held in June but was postponed for September. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) was quoted by the media as saying that Modi had accepted the invitation and that India was “happy” to work with the US to ensure “success” of the summit.
“President Trump spoke about the US Presidency of the Group of Seven and conveyed his desire to expand the ambit of the grouping beyond the existing membership, to include other important countries including India. In this context, he extended an invitation to Prime Minister Modi to attend the next G-7 Summit to be held in the USA”, a statement released by the PMO said.
“Prime Minister Modi commended President Trump for his creative and far-sighted approach, acknowledging the fact that such an expanded forum would be in keeping with the emerging realities of the post-Covid world. The prime minister said that India would be happy to work with the US and other countries to ensure the success of the proposed summit,” said the press release.
Trump had on Sunday proposed the expansion of the group to include India, Australia, South Korea and Russia.