PM Modi Arrives In Rome To Attend G20 Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Rome to a warm welcome on Friday. He will be in Italy till October 31 to attend the 16th G 20 Summit.

Prime Minister tweeted in Italian and English after his arrival, describing G-20 Summit as “an important forum to deliberate on key global issues.” He said: “I also look forward to other programmes through this visit to Rome.”

Prime Minister Modi was received by senior officials of the government of Italy and Ambassador of India in Italy. During his visit to Italy, he will also visit the Vatican City to call on Pope Francis and meet Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
Earlier, in his departure statement, he said that he will be visiting Rome and the Vatican City from October 29 to 31 at the invitation of Prime Minister of Italy Mario Draghi. In Rome, “I will join other G 20 leaders in discussions on global economic and health recovery from the pandemic, sustainable development, and climate change,” he said.
Noting that this will be the first in-person Summit of the G20 since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020, PM Modi said that it would be utilised 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.
On the sidelines of the G20 Summit, PM Modi will also meet with leaders of other partners countries and review the progress in  India’s bilateral relations with them.
After the conclusion of the G20 Summit, PM Modi will depart for Glasgow to attend the 26th Conference of Parties (COP-26) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
He will participate in the high-level segment of COP-26 on November 1-2 along with 120 Heads of States and Governments.
PM Modi will highlight the need to address climate change issues including equitable distribution of carbon space, support for mitigation and adaptation and resilience-building measures, mobilization of finance, technology transfer, and importance of sustainable lifestyles for green and inclusive growth.
He said that India is among the top countries in the world in terms of installed renewable energy, wind, and solar energy capacity. At the World Leaders’ Summit in Glasgow during COP-26, he will share India’s excellent track record on climate action and achievements.
“Today, India is creating new records in collective effort for climate adaptation, mitigation and resilience and forging multilateral alliances,” PM Modi noted in his statement.

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