They also discussed ways to step up activities in India under Mission Innovation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Bill Gates on Tuesday and discussed ways to further sustainable development and steps to mitigate climate change

The two met on the sidelines of COP26 Summit in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Promising opportunities in areas like green hydrogen, aviation fuels, battery storage and vaccine research were also discussed, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.

According to the MEA, Prime Minister Modi expressed appreciation for the work being done by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in India.

Bill Gates briefed Prime Minister on the progress of Mission Innovation. They discussed ways to step up activities in India under Mission Innovation.

"Had an excellent meeting with @BillGates at the @COP26 Summit. We discussed a wide range of subjects including ways to strengthen global efforts towards overcoming climate change," PM Modi said on Twitter.

"Encouraged to discuss with PM @narendramodi on the sidelines of #COP26 the potential of further investments in science, innovation and transformative agriculture R&D as an important foundation for mitigating impact of climate change on small landowning farmers @PMOIndia @nstomar," Bill Gates tweeted.