Japan : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently in Japan for the Hiroshima Annual G7 Summit which comprises Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Italy, as well as the European Union. On the 20th of May, 2023, he went to the Hiroshima bomb site and unveiled a bronze statue of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to reinstate the belief in peace and non-violence. PM Modi also met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in person for the first time 15 months after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He assured him that India would do anything to resolve the humanitarian issue.
Today, PM Modi and the other world leaders paid floral tribute to the victims of the Hiroshima nuclear bombing on 6th August 1945. This was at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan. He “observed the documents exhibits and signed the visitor’s book” as tweeted by Arindam Bagchi from the Ministry of External Affairs. He wore a jacket made of recycled materials as a message of sustainability.
He also met his UK counterpart Rishi Sunak. After discussing “boosting cooperation in trade, innovation, science and other such sectors”, PM Modi exclaimed this bilateral meeting “fruitful”. Later, he met Brazilian President Lula da Silva and discussed “diversifying cooperation in sectors like agriculture, defence and more”
Expressing gratitude to Japanese PM Fumio Kishida, the host for the G7 Summit, PM Modi left for Papua New Guinea where the PM of Papua New Guinea James Marape will host him, to start the second leg of his bilateral and multilateral engagements.