Indian PM Modi returns to India after Europe tour
Thanking UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson who hosted the COP26 climate summit and Scottish people for their warm hospitality, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that that the event provided him with the opportunity to meet old friends and meet some new ones.
"It was wonderful to see many old friends in person after a long time and meet some new ones. I am thankful for our host PM @BorisJohnson and also to the Scottish people for their warm hospitality in the beautiful Glasgow," tweeted PM Modi. The 26th session of the Conference of Parties (COP26) is the first major summit that was held physically, where more than 120 countries participated after the COVID-19 pandemic.
PM Modi also held various bilateral meetings with several heads of the state on the sidelines of the G20. He met German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Pope Francis, President of the European Council, Charles Michel, President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.
In Rome, Modi also met Indonesia President Joko Widodo and Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong. The Indian Prime Minister also met French President Emmanuel Macron.