• Wednesday, June 07, 2023


At G7, Modi bear-hugs the West; embraces Joe Biden, Rishi Sunak

The Bharatiya Janata Party led by the Indian prime minister posted a video of him hugging Biden and a photo of him hugging Sunak.

(L-R) Indian prime minister gives bear hugs to US president Joe Biden and British prime minister Rishi Sunak on the sidlines of the G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan, on Saturday, May 20, 2023. (ANI Photo)

By: Shubham Ghosh

Prime minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met US president Joe Biden and British prime minister Rishi Sunak on the sidelines of the ongoing G7 summit in Hiroshima in Japan. On both occasions, the Indian leader was seen giving bear hugs to both the western leaders.

Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) shared on its official Twitter handle a video of Modi and Biden greeting each other with a warm gesture.

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In a tweet, the saffron party said: “Visuals of PM Narendra Modi and the US President Joe Biden meeting and greeting each other as they meet in Hiroshima, Japan.”

Modi is set to make a state visit to the US on June 22 and will be hosted by Biden and first lady Jill Biden over dinner.

The BJP also shared a picture of Modi giving a warm hug to his British counterpart Sunak.

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Sunak also to Twitter to share a picture of his meeting with Modi.

“Meetings with allies and friends on Day 2 G7,” he said.

Modi is attending the G7 Summit under the Japanese presidency at the invitation of the host nation’s prime minister, Fumio Kishida.

Earlier in the day, Modi met South Korean president Yoon Suk Yeol and the duo discussed issues such as strengthening cooperation in futuristic sectors such as information technology, innovation, technology, semiconductors, and more.

The Indian prime minister also met German chancellor Olaf Scholz and spoke over measures to strengthen partnership between Berlin and New Delhi.

“Glad to have met my friend, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Hiroshima,” Modi tweeted.

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