The newly-elected Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has accepted a ‘special invitation’ from the French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to attend the outreach session of G7 Summit in Biarritz, reports a senior official.

The 45th Summit of G7 Group of Nations will begin from August 24 – August 26 in France’s Biarritz.

The Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Raveesh Kumar said, “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.”

Mr. Kumar was replying to queries related to the comments of the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne concerned to 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. PM has accepted the invitation to attend the event which will also include a bilateral component,” added Mr. Kumar.

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