VVIP reception at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
At the end of day one of the World Leaders' Summit on Monday, Modi will join more than 120 Heads of Government and Heads of State at a special VVIP reception at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, a popular visitor attraction in Scotland. The reception will also involve members of the royal family, including Prince Charles and wife Camilla and Prince William and wife Kate Middleton. Queen Elizabeth II was also due to attend but pulled out last week after medical advice against travel.
India's focus area at the COP26 Summit
India's focus at the COP26 Summit will be on the country's ambitious Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) goals for the post-2020 period under the Paris Agreement. These include a reduction in the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33 to 35 percent by 2030 from the 2005 level, as well as achieving 40 percent cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel-based energy resources by 2030. Predictable and consistent financing of green technology for developing countries will be another key area of focus for India.
The Modi-Johnson meeting will be followed by a leader-level COP26 event entitled Action and Solidarity: The Critical Decade, with Modi set to deliver India's national statement on the country's climate action to the delegates soon after. “India is among the top countries in the world in terms of installed renewable energy, wind, and solar energy capacity. At the WLS, I will share India's excellent track record on climate action and our achievements,” Modi said in a statement ahead of the summit.
Modi's meeting with Boris Johnson
Modi's bilateral meeting with Boris Johnson is expected to take place soon after Monday's opening ceremony, which will include cultural performances and a speech by the UK Prime Minister. Johnson has said the summit will be the "world's moment of truth" and has urged world leaders to make the most of it. His talks with Modi are expected to focus on the UK-India climate partnership as well as a stock-take of the 2030 Roadmap for a stronger UK-India Strategic Partnership signed by the two leaders during a virtual summit in May this year.
UK leg of PM's European tour
The Prime Minister is scheduled to begin the UK leg of his European tour with a meeting with community leaders and Indologists based in Scotland on Monday morning. He will then proceed for the opening ceremony of the World Leaders' Summit (WLS) at the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow, where he is set to address the summit plenary session.
Group of Indian diaspora representatives greeted Modi
The Prime Minister was received to the tune of Scottish bagpipes at his hotel in Glasgow. He was greeted by a large group of Indian diaspora representatives with chants of Bharat Mata Ki Jai. “Leaving for Glasgow after a fruitful G20 Summit in Rome. During the Summit, we were able to have elaborate deliberations on issues of global importance such as fighting the pandemic, improving health infrastructure, boosting economic cooperation and furthering innovation,” Modi said in an earlier tweet.
PM Modi arrives in Glasgow
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Glasgow on Sunday for the COP26 climate summit. He will also meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the sidelines of the United Nations meeting. The Prime Minister flew into Glasgow from the G20 Summit in Italy.
PM Modi to meet Naftali Bennett
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow next week, a senior official said in Jerusalem on Friday. The Israeli Prime Minister's media adviser, in a communication, said that Bennett would be meeting several world leaders, including Prime Minister Modi.
European Commission President congratulates India for vaccination drive
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen on Friday congratulated India for its excellent progress on vaccination against COVID-19 and for resuming vaccine exports. She said there is a need to join forces to help vaccinate the world and beat the global pandemic. The top European Union official said this after her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with European Council President Charles Michel.
PMO's tweet about the meet
PM Modi meets Presidents of European Council and European Commission
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a joint meeting with President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula Von Der Leyen in Rome and discussed ways to enhance economic as well as people-to-people linkages aimed at creating a better planet during their productive interaction.
Modi will also visit the Vatican City
"During my visit to Italy, I will also visit the Vatican City, to call on His Holiness Pope Francis and meet Secretary of State, His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin," Modi said. On the sidelines of the G20 Summit, Modi will also meet with leaders of other partner countries and review the progress in India’s bilateral relations with them.
Modi's departure statement
This will be the first in-person summit of the G20 since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. In his departure statement on Thursday, Modi said, "In Rome, I will attend the 16th G20 Leaders' Summit, where I will join other G20 leaders in discussions on global economic and health recovery from the pandemic, sustainable development, and climate change.”
PM Modi tweeted about his arrival
PM Modi arrives in Italy for G20 Summit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday arrived in Italy to participate in the G20 Summit where he will join other leaders in discussions on global economic and health recovery from COVID-19, sustainable development, and climate change. The Prime Minister was received by senior officials of the Government of Italy and the Ambassador of India in Italy.