PM Modi holds bilaterals with French President, UK PM, Ukrainian President on sidelines of G7

PM Modi holds bilaterals with French President, UK PM, Ukrainian President on sidelines of G7

Apulia (Italy)/New Delhi, June 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his day at the G7 on Friday with holding bilateral meetings with the French President Emmanuel Macron, with UK PM Rishi Sunak and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

The PM posted on X that he had an excellent meeting with “my friend” the French President, with the talks covering subjects like defence and security..

“Had an excellent meeting with my friend President @EmmanuelMacron. This is our fourth meeting in one year, indicating the priority we accord to strong India-French ties. Our talks covered numerous subjects such as defence, security, technology, AI, Blue Economy and more. We also discussed how to encourage innovation and research among the youth. I conveyed my best wishes to him on the hosting of the Paris Olympics, which begins next month.”

The MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal posted on the talks:

“Taking Strategic Partnership to new levels! PM @narendramodi met President

@EmmanuelMacron of France on the sidelines of the 50th G7 Summit in Apulia, Italy.

“The two leaders discussed ways to further strengthen partnership including in areas of defence, nuclear, space, education, climate action, digital public infrastructure, critical technologies, connectivity and culture. They also exchanged views on key global and regional issues.”

On his talks with the UK Premier, PM Modi said he reiterated his commitment to strengthen the bilateral Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in the third term of his government. They also discussed cementing ties in the defence sector.

“It was a delight to meet PM @RishiSunak in Italy. I reiterated my commitment to further strengthen the India-UK Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in the third term of the NDA Government. There is great scope to deepen ties in sectors like semiconductors, technology and trade. We also talked about further cementing ties in the defence sector.”

The MEA posted that the two leaders discussed implementation of the Roadmap 2030 and progress made in the ongoing FTA negotiations.

“Giving further impetus to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership!

PM @narendramodi had a fruitful meeting with UK PM @RishiSunak on the sidelines of the 50th G7 Summit in Apulia, Italy.

“The two leaders took stock of bilateral relations in areas of defence and security, trade and economic collaboration, critical and high technology sectors and people to people connect. They discussed implementation of Roadmap 2030 and progress made in ongoing FTA negotiations.”

On his talks with the Ukrainian President, PM Modi said the discussions were very productive and that India is eager to further cement bilateral ties with Ukraine.

“Had a very productive meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. India is eager to further cement bilateral relations with Ukraine. Regarding the ongoing hostilities, reiterated that India believes in a human-centric approach and believes that the way to peace is through dialogue and diplomacy.”

The MEA spokesperson posted that PM Modi conveyed that India continues to encourage peaceful resolution of the conflict through dialogue and diplomacy.

“Furthering India-Ukrainian partnership!

PM @narendramodi met President @ZelenskyyUa of Ukraine on the sidelines of the 50th G7 Summit in Apulia, Italy.

“The leaders reviewed bilateral relationship and exchanged views on situation in Ukraine. PM conveyed that India continues to encourage peaceful resolution of the conflict through dialogue and diplomacy.”

The talks with the Ukrainian President come as India is set to participate in the upcoming peace summit on the Ukraine conflict in Switzerland.

The summit will take place at Bürgenstock in Lucerne on June 15 and 16.

Switzerland has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend it. However, a senior diplomat may represent India at the summit.

UNI

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