Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 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. Modi also met Pope Francis in the Vatican City and invited him to visit India.
Climate change and the relaunch of the global economy will top the G20 agenda as leaders of the world’s most advanced nations meet Saturday, the first in-person gathering since the pandemic.
Looming over the two-day talks in Rome is pressure to make headway on tackling global warming, ahead of the key COP26 summit kicking off in Glasgow Monday.
From Rome, Modi will travel to Glasgow, the UK, at the invitation of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.