With the G20 family ”: Prime Minister Modi attends summit in Rome; Covid, top priority in climate change

PM Narendra Modi also had a brief interaction with French President Emmanuel Macron before the world leaders assembled for a 'family photo' (Twitter/MEA)

PM Narendra Modi also had a brief interaction with French President Emmanuel Macron before the world leaders assembled for a 'family photo' (Twitter/MEA)

After Prime Minister Modi's first-ever face-to-face meeting with Pope Francis, the Indian Prime Minister traveled to the Roma Convention Center to attend a session on "The Global Economy and Global Health".
Prime Minister Modi was reportedly received on the spot by Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi. Leaders of the world's economic powers gathered on Saturday for the first in-person summit since the coronavirus pandemic. On the program climate change, the economic recovery after Covid-19 and the global minimum tax rate for companies.

The Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on people around the world continued to be the main topic of discussion at the convention, with leaders also discussing the challenge of climate change. The pope paid tribute to India's assistance to countries in need during the pandemic, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also briefly interacted with French President Emmanuel Macron before leaders gathered for a "family photo" at the Roma Convention Center in Rome.
 

Prime Minister Modi took first place after his first personal meeting with Pope Francis. The meeting took place during the Prime Minister's arrival in Vatican City on Saturday as part of his visit to Rome for the G20 summit. After the meeting, Modi said: “had a very warm meeting with Pope Francis. I had the opportunity to discuss a wide range of issues with him and also invited him to visit India.”


Prime Minister Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to meet Francis since his appointment as Pope in 2013. Modi was accompanied to the Vatican by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar.

The Prime Minister also met Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of Vatican City. Ahead of the historic meeting, Foreign Minister Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Friday that the prime minister would have a separate meeting with the Pope.
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Italy on Friday to attend the two-day summit. He will be in Rome from October 29 to 31 to attend the G20 summit at the invitation of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi. The theme of this G20 meeting under the Italian presidency is "People, Planet and Prosperity". Prime Minister Modi has a number of events on his agenda during his visit to Italy. After the G20 summit, Prime Minister Modi travels to Scotland for the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. He will be in Glasgow the first two days of November.
 

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