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UK calls on South Korea, India and Australia to attend G-7 summit

Johnson floats group expansion as he announces trip to meet Modi

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson inside his office in No. 10 Downing Street on Dec. 7. The U.K. is looking to strengthen ties with democracies in the Asia-Pacific region. (Photo courtesy of No. 10 Downing Street)

LONDON -- The British government has invited South Korea, India and Australia to a meeting of leading industrial countries it will chair next year as "guest nations."

The invitation to the Group of Seven summit reflects Prime Minister Boris Johnson's "ambition to work with a group of like-minded democracies to advance shared interests and tackle common challenges," his office said Tuesday while announcing Johnson will visit India next month.

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