Pm Modi invited to G-7 summit as special guest despite India is not a part of G-7 group

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited as special guest to G-7 summit which is going to organise in Paris between 24-26th August, 2019. Although India is not a member of G-7 countries still Pm Minister modi will attend the G-7 summit this year in Paris, France as a special guest as he has been personally invited by French President Emmanuel Macron.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had said that the invitation was a “reflection of the personal chemistry” between the two leaders and also “recognition of India as a major economic power”.  Pm Modi will participate in two Sessions on Climate, Biodiversity, Oceans & Digital Transformation and Pm will also hold a number of bilateral meetings with other leaders on the sidelines.

Pm Modi will hold bilateral meeting with US president Donald Trump, Germany chancellor Angela Morkel, United Nations Secretary General & many other leaders at G-7 summit.

The G-7 is the world’s largest group of seven highly developed and advanced economies, which includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain and the United States. It is also called the Group of Seven. As of 2018, the seven countries involved represent 58% of the global net wealth ($ 317 Trillions).

G-7 was founded in year 1975 and Initially it was a group of six countries but the following year Canada joined the group and thus became the G-7.

Representatives of other countries and international organizations are also invited to attend the summit. This year Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited as a special guest.

Russia had also joined this group in the year 1998 and G-7 changed to G8. But in 2014, Russia was suspended from the group after taking Crimea from Ukraine. US President Donald Trump believes that Russia should rejoin the group “because Russia should be with us at the negotiating table.”

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