Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Rome, Italy and Glasgow, United Kingdom from October 29 to November 2 to attend the 16th G-20 Summit and the World Leaders' Summit of COP-26.
PM Modi will participate in the 16th G-20 Summit in Rome from October 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 Organisations.
This will be the 8th G-20 Summit that PM Modi will 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.
The forthcoming Summit under the Italian Presidency is centred around the theme 'People, Planet, Prosperity, focussing on Recovery from the Pandemic and Strengthening of Global Health Governance, Economic Recovery and Resilience, Climate Change and Energy Transition, and Sustainable Development and Food Security.
After that, PM modi will 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 October 31 to November 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 November 1-2. The Summit will be attended by Heads of State/Government of more than 120 countries.
The UNFCCC embodies the global will and vision to combat climate change. The periodic Conference of Parties to this Convention has emerged as global climate summits, providing an opportunity for stocktaking and charting the way forward.