Narendra Modi accepts Emmanuel Macron's invite to attend outreach session of G7 Summit; PM to be present as special invitee

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted an invitation from French President Emmanuel Macron to attend the outreach session of the G7 Summit in Biarritz as a special invitee, said a senior official on Monday.

The 45th summit of the G7 group of countries is going to take place from 24 August to 26 August in Biarritz in France.

 Narendra Modi accepts Emmanuel Macrons invite to attend outreach session of G7 Summit; PM to be present as special invitee

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Reuters

"The prime minister has received an invitation from the President of France Emmanuel Macron to attend the outreach session at the G-7 Summit in Biarritz as a special invitee," said Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs.

He was responding to queries relating to comments of the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne regarding the invitation extended to India.

"The invitation is a reflection of the personal chemistry between the two leaders, a demonstration of our deepening strategic partnership and recognition of India as a major economic power. The prime minister has accepted the invitation to attend the event which will also include a bilateral component. Further details will be shared in due course," Kumar added.

Lemoyne is currently visiting India and it is the first French ministerial trip to the country after the Narendra Modi government assumed office for a second term.

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Updated Date: Jun 10, 2019 23:58:01 IST