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Wednesday July 17, 2024

Narendra Modi, Giorgia Meloni recreate 'Melodi' selfie at G7 summit

Meloni had previously clicked selfie with her Indian counterpart during last year's COP28 summit

By Web Desk
June 15, 2024
Italys PM Giorgia Meloni and Indian PM Narendra Modi gesture during a video posted by Italys premier on June 15, 2024. — Screengrab via X/@GiorgiaMeloni
Italy's PM Giorgia Meloni and Indian PM Narendra Modi gesture during a video posted by Italy's premier on June 15, 2024. — Screengrab via X/@GiorgiaMeloni

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi Saturday recreated their iconic "Melodi" selfie as they met during the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Southern Italy.

PM Meloni has also shared a video on her official social media account where the two leaders can be seen enjoying a light moment and waving at the camera.

"Hello from the Melodi team," the Italian premier can be heard saying in the video. 

Meanwhile, the Indian PM has also reacted to his Italian counterpart's social media post and said, "Lunga vita all'amicizia Italia-India! (long live Italy-India friendship)"

— X/@narendramodi
— X/@narendramodi

Meloni had previously clicked a selfie with her Indian counterpart during the United Nations' 28th Conference of Parties (COP 28) in December 2023 — an image which went viral on social media.

As the two leaders met again, the Italian prime minister re-created the iconic selfie netizens had much fun with the last time.

"Good friends at COP28," read the caption of the image shared by the Italian premier.

The image, as well as the hashtag "Melodi" — a portmanteau of both leaders' names which is also a homonym of "melody" — used by PM Meloni had garnered much attention from social media users.