The 47th G7 Summit was held in Cornwall, England from June 11 to June 13, 2021. The G7 (Group of Seven) is an organisation of seven countries include Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the United States.
G7 Summit Theme:
The theme for the G7 Summit was ‘Build Back Better’.
The UK has outlined four priority areas for its Presidency.
These four priority areas are:
- Leading the global recovery from coronavirus while strengthening resilience against future pandemics
- Promoting future prosperity by championing free and fair trade
- Tackling climate change and preserving the planet’s biodiversity
- Championing shared values and open societies
During the summit, the leaders were exchanged views on the way forward on global recovery from the pandemic with a focus on health and climate change.
Prime Minister of India in the 47th G7 Summit 2021:
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the Outreach sessions of the G7 Summit held in virtual format on 12 and 13 June, 2021 at the invitation of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
UK currently holds the Presidency of the G7 and had invited India, along with Australia, Republic of Korea and South Africa, as Guest Countries for the G7 Summit.
First Outreach Session:
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the first Outreach Session of the G7 Summit on June 12.
The session, titled ‘Building Back Stronger – Health’, focused on global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and on strengthening resilience against future pandemics.
Second Outreach Session:
On 13 June, the second day of the Outreach Sessions of the G7 Summit, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi took part in two sessions titled ‘Building Back Together—Open Societies and Economies’ and ‘Building Back Greener: Climate and Nature’.
This was the second time the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in a G7 meeting.
PM’s prior Participation in G7 Summit:
India had been invited by the G7 French Presidency in 2019 to the Biarritz Summit as a “Goodwill Partner” and Prime Minister participated in the Sessions on ‘Climate, Biodiversity and Oceans’ and ‘Digital Transformation’.