PM Modi to start his Europe Tour from Rome today

New Delhi – Prime Minister Narendra Modi will start his Europe tour on October 29 from Rome in Italy. In his departure statement, PM Modi has stated that he will be visiting Rome, Italy, and the Vatican City, from 29-31 October at the invitation of Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and to Glasgow in the United Kingdom from 1-2 November at the invitation of 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.” PM Modi said in his departure statement.

This will be the first in-person Summit of the G20 since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020 and will allow the world leaders to take stock of the current global situation.

“During my visit to Italy, I will also visit the Vatican City, to call on His Holiness Pope Francis and meet Secretary of State, His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin. 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,” Modi, said in the statement.

Following the conclusion of the G20 Summit on 31 October, PM Modi will depart for Glasgow to attend the 26th Conference of Parties (COP-26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from November 1-2.

“In line with our tradition of living in harmony with nature and culture of deep respect for the planet, we are taking ambitious action on expanding clean & renewable energy, energy efficiency, afforestation, and bio-diversity. Today, India is creating new records in a collective effort for climate adaptation, mitigation, and resilience and forging multilateral alliances. India is among the top countries in the world in terms of installed renewable energy, wind, and solar energy capacity. At the WLS, I will share India’s excellent track record on climate action and our achievements,” Modi said.

Modi is expected to highlight the need to comprehensively 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 at COP 26.

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