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Afghanistan, climate change in PM’s agenda for G20, COP26 meets

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is more likely to pitch for a united world strategy in coping with the state of affairs in Afghanistan and combating challenges of local weather change and the Covid-19 pandemic on the two-day G20 Summit in Italy starting October 30, it’s learnt.

PM Modi is scheduled to go to Rome and Glasgow from October 29 to November 2 to attend the sixteenth version of the G20 Summit in addition to the World Leaders’ Summit of the COP26 respectively, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) stated in a press release Sunday.

Based on the assertion, the Prime Minister can be collaborating within the G20 Summit in Rome from October 30-31 on the invitation of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi. Italy has been holding the presidency of the G20 since December 2020.

The G20 is a worldwide discussion board whose members account for greater than 80 per cent of the worldwide GDP, 75 per cent of world commerce and 60 per cent inhabitants. The discussion board has met yearly since 1999 and consists of, since 2008, a yearly summit, with the participation of the respective heads of state and authorities.

This yr, G20 leaders are anticipated to deliberate on quite a few key challenges akin to recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, addressing local weather change and overcoming poverty and inequality in numerous elements of the world.

The state of affairs in Afghanistan is predicted to determine prominently on the summit, in response to sources.

Prime Minister Modi can be set to carry a number of bilateral conferences, together with with Draghi.

From Rome, the PM will journey to Glasgow to attend the World Chief’s summit of the twenty sixth Convention of Events (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Conference on Local weather Change (UNFCCC), the MEA stated. Prime Minister Modi can be attending the local weather summit on the invitation of his British counterpart Boris Johnson. COP-26 is scheduled to be held from October 31 to November 12 underneath UK’s presidency of the UK.

Based on the MEA assertion, the World Leaders’ Summit can be held on November 1-2 and can be attended by heads of state and authorities of greater than 120 nations.

“The UNFCCC embodies the worldwide will and imaginative and prescient to fight local weather change. The periodic Convention of Events to this Conference have emerged as world local weather summits, offering a chance for stocktaking and for charting the way in which ahead,” the Exterior Affairs Ministry stated.

The prime minister final attended COP21 in Paris in 2015, when the Paris Settlement was concluded,– the implementation of which, commences this yr.

“At COP26, events will work to realize the completion of Paris Settlement implementation tips; the mobilisation of local weather finance; actions to strengthen local weather adaptation, know-how improvement and switch; and preserving in attain the Paris Settlement objectives of limiting the rise in world temperatures,” the MEA assertion stated.

Based on the assertion, PM Modi may also maintain quite a few bilateral conferences on the sidelines.

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