Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Italy, UK to attend G-20 Summit and World Leaders’ Summit of COP-26
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be travelling to Rome, Italy and Glasgow, United Kingdom from Oct 29 to Nov 2 to attend the 16th G-20 Summit and the World Leaders’ Summit of COP-26 respectively, confirmed the Ministry of External Affairs on Sunday.
The Prime Minister will be participating in the 16th G-20 Summit in Rome from Oct 30-31 at the invitation of the Prime Minister of Italy Mario Draghi.
The Summit will also be attended by Heads of State / Government of G-20 Member Countries, the European Union, and other invited countries and International Organizations.
This will be the 8th G-20 Summit that Prime Minister 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, read the statement.
The Prime Minister will also hold several bilateral meetings, including with the Prime Minister of Italy, Mario Draghi.
Prime Minister 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 the Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson.
COP-26 is being held from Oct 31 to Nov 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 Nov 1-2.
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 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.
The Prime Minister last attended the COP-21 in Paris in 2015, when the Paris Agreement was concluded, and whose implementation commences this year. At 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.
The Prime Minister will hold numerous bilateral meetings on the sidelines of COP-26, including with the Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson.