August 14, 2022

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India defended its energy security at the G7 summit

India defended its energy security at the G7 summit

During his two speeches at the G7 sessions in Germany, Modi made New Delhi’s position on the conflict between Russia and Ukraine very clear, calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities and calling for dialogue and diplomacy to resolve the situation.

Foreign Minister Vinay Mohan-Kwatra said at a press conference that the war between Russia and Ukraine was an important point in the discussions of the bloc made up of Germany, Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom.

Germany, the host country of the meeting, invited Argentina, India, Indonesia, Senegal and South Africa to attend the meeting in Elmau, Bavaria.

Modi said at Monday’s session that India is for peace and the impact of geopolitical tension is not limited to Europe, as rising energy and grain prices affect all countries.

In this sense, he made it clear that India is at the forefront of the contributors so that food security of vulnerable economies is handled in the best possible way.

The Indian Prime Minister addressed the G7 plenary session on “Investing in a Better Future”, focusing on climate, energy and health, and the second, “Stronger Together”, which addressed food security and gender equality.

Modi emphasized the potential of Indian digital technologies in the health sector, the value of yoga, and the establishment of the WHO Center for Traditional Medicine in India.

India’s contribution to ensuring food security for vulnerable countries, fertilizer value chains and natural agriculture was one of Modi’s ideas.

Regarding gender equality, the President noted India’s shift in focus from women’s development to women-led development.

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India is at the fore in areas such as climate change, sustainable infrastructure, energy and food security for countries at risk, global health, post-pandemic recovery, and gender equality, and participation in the G7 meeting was an opportunity to exchange perspective on these topics.

The Indian Prime Minister held a series of bilateral meetings with heads of state and government of many countries, such as Argentine President Alberto Fernandez, with whom he discussed defense cooperation, climate change, food security and measures to enhance trade relations between the two countries. two countries.

With the German Federal Chancellor, Olaf Schulz, at the second meeting between the two in just two months, he reiterated his commitment to implementing an association for green and sustainable development.

Modi discussed with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa the recent decision of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the production of vaccines against Covid-19 in developing countries, and reviewed bilateral cooperation, particularly trade and investment, food security and defence, technology, digital financial inclusion and skills development.

India and South Africa have submitted the first proposal which proposes an exception for all WTO members in applying certain provisions of the Trade Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement in relation to the prevention, containment or treatment of Covid-19.

Talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo focused on the G20 presidency and elements of bilateral cooperation, while with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau he discussed strengthening trade and economic ties, security cooperation, counter-terrorism and people-to-people exchanges. .

In his meeting with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, the discussions covered the deepening of trade and investment ties.

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