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British PM invites PM Modi to attend UK hosted G-7 summit next year

Mr Johnson has sent a letter inviting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the summit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited India to attend G7 Summit next year. Mr Johnson has sent a letter inviting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the summit. UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab called on Mr Modi and handed over the letter in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Modi has accepted the invitation. Following his bilateral meeting with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Mr Raab said, he is pleased to extend the invite to Prime Minister Modi to join the UK-hosted G7 summit next year.

In a statement in London, British Prime Minister’s Office said that Mr Johnson wrote to Mr Modi to invite India as one of three guest nations alongside South Korea and Australia. The statement said, the move is in line with Mr Johnson’s ambition to work with a group of like-minded democracies to advance shared interests and tackle common challenges. G7 members include US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy and Japan.

This year, the G7 grouping will also reportedly witness an expansion and will include ten democracies, naming it D10.

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