PM Modi to visit Italy, UK from today for G20 Summit

PM Modi to visit Italy, UK from today for G20 Summit


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PM Modi is travelling to Rome, Italy and Glasgow, UK, from Friday to November 2 to attend the 16th G-20 Summit and the World Leaders’ Summit of COP-26 respectively. He’ll pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his first day of arrival in Rome. He will also call on Pope Francis in Vatican during his 2-day visit, the PM said in a tweet.

“In Rome, I will attend the 16th G20 Leaders’ Summit, where I will join other G20 Leaders in discussions on global economic and health recovery from the pandemic, sustainable development, and climate change,” PM Modi said in a statement before he left for Italy, according to the Prime Minister's Office.

He added that the first in-person summit of G20 since the pandemic in 2020 “will allow us to take stock of the current global situation and exchange ideas on how the G20 can be an engine for strengthening economic resilience and building back inclusively and sustainably from the pandemic.”

PM Modi will also be travelling to Glasgow in UK, from November 1-2 at invitation of his British counterpart Boris Johnson. He said, “On the sidelines of the G20 Summit, I will also meet with leaders of other partner countries and review the progress in India’s bilateral relations with them.”

PM Modi will meet leaders of other partner countries, reviewing progress in India's bilateral relations with them. In Glasgow, he will participate in high-level segment of COP-26 titled ‘World Leaders' Summit’ (WLS) on November 1-2 along with 120 heads of states and governments from the world.

PM Modi noted that India is among the top countries in the world, in terms of installed renewable energy, wind and solar energy capacity. He said that in COP26 Summit, he will meet with all stakeholders, including leaders of partner countries, innovators and inter-governmental organisations, exploring possibilities for accelerating India's clean growth.