Narendra Modi and Giorgia Meloni’s Viral Selfie at G7 Summit Sparks Friendship Buzz

BTN News: Meeting at the G7 Summit in Apulia, Italy, earlier this month Prime Minister Narendra Modi & Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni The meeting took place between the heads of government of India and Italy and marked a big point for India-Italy bilateral relations. The meeting, taking place during PM Modi’s maiden foreign visit of his third term, was held against the backdrop of the commitment of the two countries to enhance their bilateral cooperation across sectors such as trade, defence and technology.

But Here Is What The Leaders Discussed

The BJP subsequently eased this awkwardness, stating that during their interaction, Giorgia Meloni wished PM Modi on his re-election and invited him to G7 Outreach. The two leaders noted the strong political dialogue between the two countries besides reviewing the implementation of the India-Italy Strategic Partnership.

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Expand Economic Collaboration

They called for more significant economic collaboration, especially in the areas of clean energy, manufacturing, space technology, telecom, and artificial intelligence. One such framework for cooperation in patents, designs, and trademarks, to build resilient supply chains, was a recently signed M.o.U. on Industrial Property Rights.

Defense and Security Cooperation

During the call, PM Modi and PM Meloni took stock of the ongoing experience-sharing between the two countries on defense industrial engagements and emphasized the importance of expanding cooperation in bilateral defense and security relations.

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Unconventional, But Adorable

The casual nature of the meeting between the two politicians seems to have gained the Nostalgic a sort of social media virality, receiving coverage on a friendly selfie and a video tweet by PM Meloni (promptly self-referenced charmingly as the “Meloni” team on the way home), which quickly turned the term into a trending item on Italian social media.


Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Italy and talks with PM Meloni at the G7 Summit further reinforce the strong diplomatic ties between India and Italy and provide a background for increased collaboration in the strategic and economic sphere.

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