Recap 2023- PM Narendra Modi Foreign Visits

1. Prime Minister’s meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan held a bilateral meeting during G-7 summit In hiroshima On May 20, 2023. This was their second meeting in the year, with an earlier meeting during Prime Minister Kishida’s visit to India in March. They discussed bilateral special strategic and global partnerships with emphasis on cooperation in education, skill development, tourism, green initiatives, high technology, semiconductors and digital public infrastructure.

The two leaders highlighted the importance of addressing the concerns and priorities of the Global South and exchanged views on regional developments, particularly in the Indo-Pacific. The leaders also discussed counter-terrorism and UN reform. The meeting reflected the commitment to strengthen relations and cooperation between India and Japan on various fronts.

2. Prime Minister Modi visited Papua New Guinea

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi set out on a historic journey Papua New Guinea, This is the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to the country. During the third FIPIC summit, Modi reaffirmed India’s commitment as a reliable partner to the Pacific Island countries. The summit hosted by Modi gathered leaders from Samoa, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Cook Islands and other countries. Notably, Modi and PM Marape launched the translation of Thirukkural into Tok Pisin language.

Bilateral discussions with PM Marape focused on strengthening ties in trade, investment, health, capacity building, skill development and IT. Climate action and people-to-people ties were also key topics. Following the visit, Modi is scheduled to meet Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to discuss comprehensive economic cooperation agreements, people-to-people contacts, renewable energy and defense cooperation. The visit underlines India’s commitment to promoting diplomatic and economic partnerships across the Pacific region.

3. Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Australia

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese On May 24, 2023 at Admiralty House, Sydney. The visit began with a formal welcome and guard of honour. The two leaders considered a meaningful first annual Leaders’ Summit in March 2023 and reaffirmed their commitment to enhance the India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. The discussions focused on defense and security, trade and investment, renewable energy, green hydrogen, critical minerals, education, migration and people-to-people ties.

They celebrated the signing of the India-Australia Migration and Mobility Partnership Arrangement (MMPA) and the establishment of the Consulate General of India in Brisbane. The leaders also welcomed the Terms of Reference of the India-Australia Hydrogen Task Force to promote clean hydrogen technologies. They expressed determination for a peaceful Indo-Pacific underpinning the rules-based international order and discussed UN Security Council reforms. Prime Minister Albanese reaffirmed Australia’s strong support for India’s G20 Chairmanship and initiatives, looking forward to the G20 Summit in New Delhi in September 2023.

4. Prime Minister Modi’s visit United States of america

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PM Modi welcomed by a large crowd of Indian expatriates at John F Kennedy International Airport, New York Met billionaire Elon Musk and other distinguished luminaries, and observed a cultural event at the United Nations Headquarters in Midtown Manhattan to celebrate International Yoga Day. He then traveled to Washington, DC and made his first official state visit to the United States, hosted by President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at the White House, and separately met with several other US business and technology leaders And addressed a joint session. United States Congress.

5. Prime Minister Modi’s visit egypt

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PM Modi made a state visit to egypt at the invitation of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and received the Order of the Nile, Egypt’s highest civilian honor. This is his first visit to Egypt as Prime Minister and the first bilateral visit by an Indian Prime Minister in 26 years. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi had extended the invitation to Modi in January this year when he attended the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi.

Egypt has traditionally been one of India’s most important trading partners in the African continent and a bilateral trade agreement between the two countries has been in force since March 1978. According to Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Policy, this is based on the most favored nation clause. Dynamics and Statistics. The two countries also share a close political understanding based on a long history of contacts and cooperation on bilateral, regional and global issues.

6. Prime Minister Modi’s visit to France

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During his visit to France, Prime Minister Modi participated in the Bastille Day Parade, reviewing French troops with President Macron, as the guest of honour. The inclusion of a contingent of Indian Armed Forces emphasized the strong military ties between the two countries. Subsequently, wide-ranging bilateral talks between Modi and Macron discussed a wide range of issues, reaffirming their commitment to enhance the India-France strategic partnership, particularly in defence, security, counter-terrorism, space and civil nuclear cooperation.

The state banquet hosted by President Macron provided a forum for further discussions, attended by dignitaries from both countries. Additionally, Prime Minister Modi visited the Airbus headquarters with the company’s CEO to explore possible collaboration in the aviation sector. The successful visit served to strengthen the long-standing cooperation between India and France and set the stage for enhanced cooperation in the future.

7. Prime Minister Modi’s visit to South Africa

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In his only official visit to South Africa in 2023, from August 22 to 24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended 15th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg at the invitation of President Cyril Ramaphosa. It was the first in-person BRICS summit in three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Modi actively participated in various BRICS sessions focusing on topics such as challenges and opportunities in the global order and strengthening the BRICS partnership for global stability, security and prosperity.

During the bilateral meeting with President Ramaphosa, discussions were held on enhancing India-South Africa relations with a focus on trade, investment, agriculture and defense cooperation. The visit underlined the commitment to a strong strategic partnership between the two countries and provided a platform for Prime Minister Modi to engage with other BRICS leaders on global concerns.

8. Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Greece

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Historic visit of Prime Minister Modi Greece on August 25, 2023, An important milestone marked, which is the first by someone Indian Prime Minister in 40 years. It underlined the renewed commitment to strengthen bilateral relations between the two ancient civilizations. The visit aims to deepen ties, covering areas such as trade, investment, shipping, migration and defence, recognizing shared cultural commonalities. Emphasis laid on aligning Greece’s strategic position with India “Look East” policy.

Agreements on maritime cooperation, defense and cultural exchange were signed during meetings with the Greek leadership. Prime Minister Modi addressed Greek Parliament, Pays tribute at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and receives Greece’s highest civilian award Grand Cross of the Order of Honour. The results include improved cooperation and affirmation of strategic partnerships. Beyond official engagements, interactions with the Indian diaspora strengthened cultural ties, contributing to India’s broader engagement with Europe and the Mediterranean. Overall, the visit laid the foundation for a closer and more strategic partnership between India and Greece.

9. Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Indonesia

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Actually Prime Minister Modi did Two official visits to Indonesia in 2023, So I need more information to understand what you are interested in:

1. September 6-7, 2023: It was a one-day visit to Jakarta where he participated 20th ASEAN-India Summit and 18th East Asia SummitHosted by Indonesia as the current Chair of ASEAN.

2. December 1, 2023: It was a one-day trip to Bali where he participated World Climate Action Summit of COP-28 As part of his trip to France.

10. Prime Minister Modi’s visit to UAE

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Prime Minister Modi actually made two official visits to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2023, so I need a little more information to understand what you are interested in:

  1. July 15, 2023: A one-day visit to Abu Dhabi where he met UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The focus was on deepening bilateral relations in key areas such as energy, food security and defence.
  2. December 1, 2023: Participated in the World Climate Action Summit of COP-28 as part of his visit to France.

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