Prime Minister Narendra Modi won’t journey to the UK for the G-7 summit in June, the federal government mentioned at present.
PM Modi was to be a particular invitee to the G-7 summit in Cornwall on June 11-13 at UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s invitation.
“Whereas appreciating the invitation to the Prime Minister by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to attend the G7 Summit as a Particular Invitee, given the prevailing COVID scenario, it has been determined that the Prime Minister won’t attend the G-7 Summit in particular person,” mentioned a Overseas Ministry spokesperson.
US President Joe Biden is to attend the assembly of the G-7, which brings collectively the world’s most superior economies – UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan. This would be the first in-person summit of the grouping in two years.
The G-7 leaders are anticipated to debate shared challenges together with the coronavirus pandemic and its impression on international economies.
The UK Prime Minister had invited India as a visitor, together with Australia and South Korea.
PM Modi had attended the G-7 summit in France in August 2019 and was invited to the 2020 summit within the US, which was cancelled due to the coronavirus.
In January, a UK assertion had mentioned: “As ‘pharmacy of the world’, India already provides greater than 50% of the world’s vaccines, and the UK and India have labored carefully collectively all through the pandemic. Our prime ministers converse repeatedly and Prime Minister Johnson has mentioned he’ll go to India forward of the G-7.”
However Mr Johnson cancelled in go to in April – he had earlier delay his go to when he was to be the Chief Visitor on the Republic Day celebrations – over the Covid scenario.
India is reporting the world’s highest every day common of recent Covid infections and deaths. The variety of instances in a day has been above three lakh for practically three weeks.
The UK, then again, has eased its virus lockdown and has allowed individuals to hug shut household and mates and meet indoors at pubs, eating places and cinemas from subsequent week.