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PM Modi to discuss COVID-19, the global economy and climate change with G20 leaders in Rome

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, global economic situation, sustainable development and climate change on Saturday (October 30) with Group of 20 (G20) leaders, Foreign Minister Harsh informed Friday. Vardhan Shringla. Speaking at a press briefing on Prime Minister Modi’s first-ever visit to Rome, which is also the first visit by an Indian prime minister in more than a decade, Shringla said he would also discuss d ‘other questions with the G20 leaders in person.

Secretary for Foreign Affairs noted, “The Prime Minister will join other G20 leaders in discussions on global economic and health recovery from the pandemic, sustainable development and climate change, among other issues.”

G20 leaders, who will meet in person for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, include the prime ministers of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany , India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States United and the European Union.

The Foreign Minister informed that on his arrival in Rome, Prime Minister Modi met the President of the European Council Charles Michel and the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. During the meeting, Shringla pointed out that the prime minister discussed a range of issues with EU officials, including climate change, the COVID-19 situation as well as other contemporary global and regional developments. They also discussed issues that “relate to the G20 summit”.

Prime Minister Modi discussed Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific with the EU

Prime Minister Modi met Von Der Leyen and Michel on the sidelines of the 16th G20 summit in Rome. Shringla noted that the situation in Afghanistan, as well as the Indo-Pacific, were discussed at both meetings. “After his arrival (in Rome), Prime Minister Modi met the President of the European Council Charles Michel and the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen … There were discussions on climate change issues as well as on certain areas of regional and global interest. The situation in Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific was discussed at both meetings, “said the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The Prime Minister also met his Italian counterpart Mario Draghi at Palazzo Chigi in Rome. In all meetings, Shringla said that “the main topics of discussion were related to the G20 summit. The prime minister arrived in Italy on Friday to attend the two-day G20 summit in person as well as several other bilateral meetings. ”

From Rome on October 30, the Prime Minister is due to leave for Vatican City to meet Pope Francis at the Pope’s private library before heading to the G20 leaders’ meeting. He will travel to Glasgow, UK, November 1-2.

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