Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Rome on Friday at the invitation of his Italian counterpart, was received by Mario Draghi upon his arrival at Palazzo Chigi for their first in-person meeting. On Saturday, Modi met Pope Francis in the Vatican City and invited him to visit India.
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said Modi will attend an event hosted by US President Joe Biden on “Supply Chain Resilience” and hold other bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit on Sunday.
The prime minister had said in his departure statement ahead of his visit to Rome and Glasgow that after the conclusion of the G20 Summit on 31 October, he would depart for Glasgow to attend the 26th Conference of Parties (COP-26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). “I will be participating in the high-level segment of COP-26 titled ‘World Leaders’ Summit’ (WLS) on 1-2 November, 2021 along with 120 Heads of States/Governments from around the world,” he said.