After the G7 summit in Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is travelling to Papua New Guinea for the first time. His three-nation tour aims to strengthen India’s ties with key Indo-Pacific partners amid growing strategic competition between the US and China.
After meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Japanese Prime Minister Kishida, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, and British PM Rishi Sunak in Japan, Prime Minister Modi now looks to Papua New Guinea.
The Ministry of External Affairs tweeted, “After a successful visit to Japan, PM @narendramodi emplanes for Papua New Guinea, for the second leg of his three-nation tour.”
PM Modi also tweeted, “It has been a fruitful visit to Japan. Met several world leaders during the G-7 Summit and discussed a variety of issues with them. Gratitude to PM@kishida230, the Government and people of Japan for their warmth. Leaving for Papua New Guinea in a short while.
“India is a rising power in the Indo-Pacific and its engagement in the region will only grow“
India-Indo-Pacific Ties Grow Stronger
Prime Minister Modi and Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape will host the third Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) summit on Monday in Port Moresby after arriving today. FIPIC was established during Prime Minister Modi’s 2014 visit to Fiji to strengthen India’s engagement with Pacific Island Countries (PIC).
After Papua New Guinea, Prime Minister Modi will visit Australia from May 22 to 24. He will meet Australian Prime Minister Albanese, Australian CEOs, and business leaders, and attend a Sydney Indian community event.
India’s Indo-Pacific presence is strengthened by the Prime Minister’s visit to Australia. India works with its partners to keep the Indo-Pacific open, stable, and secure.
Modi also offered to host the 2024 Quad Leaders’ Summit in India. The Quad—the US, Japan, Australia, and India—is crucial to regional stability and shared interests.
Prime Minister Modi’s historic journey shows India’s commitment to Indo-Pacific partnerships. India seeks to increase its strategic influence and secure the region’s future by strengthening relations with key nations.