EAM Jaishankar to attend G7 Foreign Ministers meet in London
The meet being held from Monday is part of UK's G7 presidency with PM Boris Johnson set to host the G7 Summit in June
India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will be visiting London from May 3-6 to participate in the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting.
India has been invited to the meet as a guest country by the United Kingdom, which holds the G7 presidency this year.
EAM Jaishankar will thereafter undertake a bilateral visit to the UK, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a press release announcing the visit in Sunday.
The meeting in London will see participation by foreign ministers of the Group of Seven countries - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the US, and the UK - as well as the European Union (EU).
In addition to India, Australia, the Republic of Korea, South Africa, and the Chair and Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have also been invited by host UK to join parts of this year's G7 Foreign and Development Ministers' meeting as guests.
The guest participants are expected to bring broader experience and geographic representation and demonstrate the importance of the Indo-Pacific region.
The meet will be held in what has been dubbed a COVID-secure way between May 3 and 5.
The last G-7 Foreign Ministers meeting took place in April 2019 at Dinard and Saint-Malo in France.
The meet comes as part of the UK's G7 presidency this year, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson set to host the G7 Summit in the coastal region of Cornwall between June 11 and 13.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is among the heads of government invited to attend.