Prime Minister Narendra Modi will carry out a one-on-one meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican City on Saturday due to part of his two-day visit to Rome for the 16th G20 Summit.
On the fringes of the two-day G20 conference in Rome, which Modi is attending at a plea by his Italian counterpart Mario Draghi, the Prime Minister will meet with the Pope.
The Vatican, which is a city-state bounded by Rome, is the seat of the Roman Catholic Church.
The G20 summit this year will be held in Rome, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in it for the eighth time. Last year’s meeting, which was hosted by Saudi Arabia, was held remotely due to the coronavirus infection (Covid-19).
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla told reporters on Friday, while providing information on the specifics of the prime minister’s activities in Italy, “A separate call would be made to the Prime Minister. He will have a one-on-one meeting with His Holiness. After a specific amount of time, it’s possible that delegate-level debates will take place.”
The Vatican, according to Shringla, has not set an agenda for the meetings.”I feel it isn’t usual to have an agenda while speaking with His Holiness.” In this aspect, I believe we are on the same page. “I’m certain that the themes will cover a wide variety of topics in terms of global perspectives especially of the challenges that are important to us all,” he continued.
PM Modi said on Thursday that he is going to visit Rome and the Vatican City from October 29 to October 31 in his departure statement. “I will make a visit to the Vatican City on my trip to Italy, where I will meet with Secretary of the government, and His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin,” Prime Minister Modi said.
On the invitation of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the prime minister will fly from Rome to Glasgow, Scotland.
PM Modi met with President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula Von Der Leyen after arriving in Rome on Friday. During their “constructive encounter,” the leaders discussed how to improve economic and people-to-people ties to create a better world.
PM Modi, European Council President Michel, and European Commission President Leyen all took part in a virtual version of the 15th India-EU summit in July 2020.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents Mahatma Gandhi with a bouquet of flowers.
PM Modi paid floral respects to Mahatma Gandhi’s bust in Rome on Friday, saying his values resound across the world.
“In Rome, I had the honor of paying respect to Mahatma Gandhi, whose ideas inspire millions of people all around the world,” PM Modi stated in a tweet. According to PMO insiders, since taking office in 2014, the prime minister has made it a point to pay attention to it lavishly with honor to the ‘Father of the Nation’ on every overseas trip.
The subject of this G20 meeting, which is being hosted by Italy, is “People, Planet, and Prosperity.”
On the second day of his official visit to Rome, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will see Pope Francis at the Vatican. Modi arrived in Italy on Friday and will meet with Pope Francis on the margins of the G20 conference in Rome, which will last two days, which he is attending at the invitation of his Italian counterpart, Mario Draghi.
Prime Minister Modi will meet with several international leaders later in the day. Meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hosein Loong are some of them planned.
According to the ANI news, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the G20 summit on Sunday. Modi will indeed participate in debates on “Climate Change, Environment, and Sustainable Development,” according to the news. According to the news, which cited sources familiar with the situation, a global forum there will be a fantastic conversation on procurement performance.
On Friday, Prime Minister Modi and his Italian colleague, Mario Draghi, conducted long delegation-level talks on broadening India-Italy cooperation. The two leaders discussed the five-year action plan of “bilateral collaboration and underlined the resolve to continue developing trade and investment links,” according to Arindam Bagchi of the External Affairs Ministry.
“We certainly agreed to collaborate and to accelerate the clean energy transition to combat climate change,” a representative for the MEA posted on Twitter. Draghi greeted PM Modi when he arrived at Palazzo Chigi, the Italian Prime Minister’s official house, for their first in-person meeting on the margins of the G20 Summit. Before moving to delegation-level discussions, both the presidential guard of honor.
PM Modi’s formal meetings began earlier today with a “productive talk” with European Council President Charles Michel and EU Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen. According to the prime minister’s office, the leaders discussed methods to strengthen economic and people-to-people ties in order to create a better world.
PM Modi will go to Glasgow after attending the crucial G20 Summit to take part in the COP-26 high-level session dubbed ‘World Leaders’ Summit’ (WLS).