PM Modi to embark on five-day visit to Italy and UK from October 29
PM Modi will be participating in the G-20 Summit in Rome and the COP-26 Summit in Glasgow
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a five-day (October 29 to November 2) visit to Italy and the UK to attend the 16th G-20 Summit in Rome and the COP-26 World Leaders’ Summit in Glasgow.
According to the Ministry of External Affairs, PM Modi will be participating in the G-20 Summit in Rome from October 30-31, 2021 at the invitation of Prime Minister of Italy, Mario Draghi.
The Summit will also be attended by Heads of State and Government of G-20 Member Countries, the European Union, and other invited countries and International Organizations, the MEA said.
This will be the 8th G-20 Summit that PM Modi would be attending. 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 is centered 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.
PM Modi will also hold several bilateral meetings, including with Prime Minister of Italy Mario Draghi.
PM Modi will, thereafter, 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), at the invitation of Prime Minister of the UK Boris Johnson.
The COP-26 is being held from October 31, 2021 to November 12, 2021 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 November 1-2, 2021.
The Summit will be attended by Heads of State and Government of more than 120 countries. The COP-26 was originally slated to be held in 2020, but was deferred to 2021 in view 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.
PM Modi last attended the COP-21 in Paris in 2015 when the Paris Agreement was concluded, and whose implementation commences this year.
At the COP-26, the Parties will work to achieve the completion of Paris Agreement implementation guidelines; the mobilization of climate finance; actions to strengthen climate adaptation, technology development and transfer; and keeping in reach the Paris Agreement goals of limiting the rise in global temperatures.
PM Modi will hold numerous bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the COP-26 Summit, including with Prime Minister of the UK Boris Johnson.