G-20 Summit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi left Delhi late Thursday night on his five-day foreign visit. During this, he will attend the G20 Summit in Italy, where he will join other G20 leaders in discussions on global economic and health recovery from the pandemic, sustainable development, and climate change.
PM Modi will attend the 16th G20 summit to be held in Rome from 30-31 October at the invitation of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi. The Prime Minister will also hold a meeting with the Prime Minister of Italy, Mario Draghi.
PM Modi participates in the 16th G-20 summit in Rome
Before leaving for the tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declares “I am going to participate in the 16th G-20 summit in Rome”. During this, there will be discussions with G20 leaders on global economic and health recovery from pandemics, sustainable development, and climate change. I will also visit Rome and Vatican City from 29th to 31st October. Thereafter, I will be visiting Glasgow from 1st to 2nd November at the invitation of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
At the same time, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla told on Thursday that this is the eighth G-20 meeting, which the PM will attend. Last year, the summit meeting of the organization went virtual due to the Corona epidemic. It was hosted by Saudi Arabia. Earlier in June 2019, PM Modi personally participated in the G-20 meeting held in Osaka, Japan. The theme of this year’s meeting, to be hosted by Italy, is ‘People, Earth and Prosperity’ (People, Planet, Prosperity). The theme is based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.
Italy in meeting
Italy The focus of the meeting is a recovery of economies from the corona pandemic, global health, good governance, climate change, sustainable development, and food security. Shringla said that India fully supports the priority areas chosen by Italy. We are with Italy on each of these issues and on that basis, the discussions will take place in the meeting.
The Foreign Secretary said that the G20 Summit is an important forum for discussions. In this, new policy issues, which have an impact on the lives of citizens, are regard. These are global financial stability, sustainable finance, health, food security, etc. Prime Minister Modi can present India’s stand on global challenges in the Rome meeting. They can also talk about solidarity against climate change and the corona pandemic while advocating for a holistic global view of the situation in Afghanistan.
Humanitarian aid to Afghanistan
Shringla said that we are in favor of providing humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. If the current circumstances continue, we are ready for it. He was asked whether India would send food grains to Afghanistan? The Foreign Secretary said that there is a consensus among the G-20 countries about recovering from the epidemic and standing again. The main focus in this is employment generation and skill development. This will be an important part of the overall discussion.
Will emphasize on starting international travel
The Foreign Secretary said that it is our proposal to resume international travel by each other’s vaccine and vaccine documents. It has strong support for emerging economy countries included in the G20.
Will participate in Cope-26 on November 1
PM Modi will attend the 26th Conference on Climate Change (COP-26) meeting in Glasgow, UK on November 1. Shringla said that in COP-26, India will emphasize implementing the guidelines of the Paris Agreement, mobilizing climate finance, adopting climate-protecting technology, and limiting global warming.
An important meeting between India and Nepal
Meanwhile, important talks clasp between India and Nepal on Thursday on matters related to mutual security. During this discussions were also clasp on training and capacity building. Both the countries have formed a special group to consider mutual matters. This was the 14th meeting of this group. The Ministry of External Affairs gave this information in a statement. The Indian contingent was led by Joint Secretary (North) Anurag Srivastava. Teerthraj Wagle from the Nepal side attended the meeting. Officials of the Defense, Foreign Ministry, and Home Ministry also participated in the meeting.
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