G20 is having its first in-person Summit since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic

The G20 was an important forum to deliberate on key issues, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said after landing in Rome on Friday.

PM Modi is on a three-day visit to Italy to attend the 16th G20 Summit.

On his arrival, the Prime Minister was received by senior officials of the Government of Italy and the Ambassador of India in Italy.

This will be the first in-person Summit of the G20 since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020.

"Landed in Rome to take part in the @g20org Summit, an important forum to deliberate on key global issues. I also look forward to other programmes through this visit to Rome," PM Modi said on Twitter.


In his departure statement ahead of his visit on Thursday, PM Modi had said global economic and health recovery from the pandemic, sustainable development and climate change would be the agenda of discussion at the 16th G20 Leaders’ Summit.

During his visit to Italy, the Prime Minister will also visit the Vatican City, to call on Pope Francis and meet Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

He will then travel to Glasgow in the UK to attend the 26th Conference of Parties (COP-26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
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