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PM Modi meets world leaders at the G7 summit

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On the sidelines of the G7 summit in Schloss Elmau, southern Germany, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met world leaders, including European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In 2018, Prime Minister Trudeau visited India and held bilateral talks with the Indian Prime Minister.

Earlier in the day, India’s prime minister met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo to discuss expanding bilateral cooperation, including increased trade and investment.

“We had wide-ranging conversations on improving trade & cultural ties between our countries,” PM Modi said in a tweet after meeting President Joko Widodo.

The Indian prime minister is in Germany on a two-day visit. PM Modi was invited to the summit after an invitation by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

The summit will also be attended by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

The G7+5 invited countries, including India, issued a joint statement on “resilient democracies” in which they called for “protecting the freedom, independence, and diversity of civil society actors, and speaking out against threats to civic space.”

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