PM Modi to travel to Italy & UK for G-20 Summit and COP-26 meet

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be travelling to Rome in Italy and Glasgow in the United Kingdom from October 29 to November 2 to attend the 16th G-20 Summit and the World Leaders’ Summit of COP-26, respectively.

Mr Modi will be participating at the 16th G-20 Summit in Rome on Oct 30 and 31 at the invitation of Prime Minister of Italy Mario Draghi. 

Heads of State/ Government of G-20 Member Countries, the European Union, other invited countries and International Organizations will also attend the Summit.

This will be the 8th G-20 Summit that Prime Minister Modi will be attending, an MEA release said. 

The G-20 has emerged as the premier global forum for international economic cooperation. 

India is scheduled to host the G-20 Summit in 2023 for the first time. The forthcoming Summit under the Italian Presidency this year is centred around the theme ‘People, Planet, Prosperity’, focussing on the areas of (i) Recovery from the Pandemic and Strengthening of Global Health Governance, (ii) Economic Recovery and Resilience, (iii) Climate Change and Energy Transition, and (iv) Sustainable Development and Food Security.

The Prime Minister will also hold several bilateral meetings, including with his Italian counterpart Mario Draghi.

After that, Mr Modi will travel to Glasgow to attend the World Leader’s Summit of the 26th Conference of Parties (COP-26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

COP-26 is being held from October 31 to November 12 under the Presidency of the UK partnering with Italy. 

The high-level segment of COP-26, titled the World Leaders’ Summit (WLS), will be held on 1-2 November 2021. 

The Summit will be attended by Heads of State/Government of more than 120 countries. COP-26 was originally slated to be held in 2020 but was deferred to 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The UNFCCC embodies the global will and vision to combat climate change. “The periodic Conference of Parties to this Convention have emerged as global climate summits, providing an opportunity for stocktaking and for charting the way forward. Prime Minister Modi last attended the COP-21 in Paris in 2015, when the Paris Agreement was concluded,” the MEA stated.

At COP-26, the Parties will work to complete the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement, the mobilization of climate finance, actions to strengthen climate adaptation, technology development and transfer.

Prime Minister Modi will hold numerous bilateral meetings on the sidelines of COP-26, including with the British PM Boris Johnson.

Courtesy: Organiser

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