Will join G20 leaders in discussing economic, health recovery from pandemic, climate change: Modi
Ahead of his visit to Italy and the UK to attend the G20 meet and COP-26 World Leaders’ Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that in Rome he will hold discussions on global economic and health recovery from the pandemic, while in Glasgow he will highlight the need to comprehensively address climate change issues, including equitable distribution of carbon space.
In his departure statement, Modi said he will be visiting Rome and the Vatican City from October 29-31 at the invitation of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, following which he will travel to Glasgow, the UK, from November 1-2 at the invitation of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
“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,” Modi said noting this will be the first in-person summit of the G20 since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the early hours of Friday, Modi embarked on the visit with his office tweeting a picture of him boarding a plane for Italy to participate in the G20 Rome Summit.