The annual summit of Group of Seven (G-7) was held at Biarritz in France from August 24 to August 26, 2019. Apart from seven members (France, Italy, Canada, United States, Japan, Germany and United Kingdom) of the group ,the host country France also invited non-member countries. The non-member countries who attended the summit were India, Australia, Spain, South Africa, Senegal and Rwanda.
Addressing the G7 Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi highlighted India’s large scale efforts towards eliminating single-use plastic, conserving water, harnessing solar energy and, protecting flora and fauna for a sustainable future.
On the sidelines of the summit, Shri Narendra Modi held a series of bilateral meetings with participants including Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Mr. Boris Johnson, the President of Senegal, President Donald Trump of United States of America and other leaders.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has categorically rejected any scope for third party mediation between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, saying the two countries can discuss and resolve all issues bilaterally.
In the bilateral meeting Prime Minister Shri Modi and US President Donald Trump discussed various issues. Talking to the media, PM Shri Narendra Modi said that India has bilateral issues with Pakistan. He said that both the countries should fight jointly against poverty and work for the betterment of the people of both countries.
Talking to media, President Trump said he agreed with Shri Modi’s view that issues between India and Pakistan are bilateral in nature. Shri Modi wrapped up the visit by addressing the Session on Digital Transformative Technology, furthering innovation and promoting digital payments.
India’s prominent stand on protecting the environment, climate and digital technology was lauded at the G-7 Summit.