G7 Summit: Leaders Drive Action on Ukraine, Global Affairs with Modi's Outreach

Leaders of the G7 nations began their summit in Apulia, Italy, focusing on the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Indian PM Narendra Modi joined the Outreach session to discuss global issues including AI and energy. British PM Rishi Sunak called for decisive support for Ukraine, and the UK announced GBP 242 million in aid.

PTI | Bari | Updated: 13-06-2024 15:39 IST | Created: 13-06-2024 15:39 IST
G7 Summit: Leaders Drive Action on Ukraine, Global Affairs with Modi's Outreach
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On Thursday, the G7 leaders kicked off their highly anticipated summit in the picturesque Italian region of Apulia. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is among the invitees, expected to add significant dialogue during the Outreach session on Friday.

The Russia-Ukraine conflict emerged as the dominant topic, with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak spearheading calls for decisive support for Ukraine. 'We must be decisive and creative in our efforts to support Ukraine and end Putin's illegal war,' Sunak stated ahead of the meeting. The UK also announced an aid package of GBP 242 million aimed at humanitarian and economic recovery in Ukraine.

The summit will cover a range of global threats, with sessions focused on artificial intelligence (AI), energy, and broader geopolitical issues. Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra emphasized India's stance on dialogue and diplomacy as critical to resolving conflicts and highlighted the broad impacts on global supply chains. The summit also saw participation from 11 developing countries and had culinary contributions from top Italian chef Massimo Bottura.

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