COP 26: PM Modi reaches Glasgow, people of Indian community warmly welcome
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Glasgow, UK early on Monday to attend the 26th Un-Conference of the Parties (COP26) on climate change. PM Modi will be in Glasgow on November 1 and 2, during which he will meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The Prime Minister reached the hotel directly from the airport where he was warmly welcomed by the Indian community. Pm Modi interacted with a child in the crowd. During his interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after arriving at the hotel, people from the Indian community sang the song 'Modi Hai Bharat Ka Jewel'.
The two-week intensive conference to control global warming began in Glasgow on Sunday (October 31), which will be held by November 12. The issue of climate justice can be raised by India during this period. The summit is being held under the chairmanship of Britain, which has partnered with Italy for the same.
Leaders of more than 120 countries will participate in the COP26. All of them will discuss measures to combat climate change. According to sources, the call for 'climate justice' comes from a claim by developing countries that the idea of zero emissions by 2050 is considered very essential for climate change.
What is India's preparation for COP26?
According to sources, climate justice needs to be discussed before talking about climate change. This includes a change in our thinking and attitude rather than a technological change. Globally, things need to be looked at from a holistic perspective. Prime Minister Modi will also raise the issue of climate finance at the conference. An official associated with India's COP26 team said India can say that developed countries need to start with net negative instead of net-zero. However, India is yet to take any decision on the net-zero issues.
A Glacier in Antarctica Named Glasgow
A glacier in far-flung Antarctica has been named the Glasgow Glacier, the City of Scotland, in honor of the UNITED NATIONS Glasgow Conference. The fast-melting 100 km long glacier was formally named by researchers at Leeds University on the occasion of the 26th conference on climate change.
PM Modi arrives to see famous Travi Fountain
Earlier on Sunday, the Prime Minister along with other global leaders arrived to visit the famous Travi Fountain here on the sidelines of the summit. This fountain is one of the most visited monuments in Italy. The baroque art-style monument has also been presented on the big screen by many filmmakers as a symbol of love.
The G-20 was tweeted on Sunday from Italy's official Twitter handle. The tweet read, "The presidents of the G20 delegation began the second day of the summit by walking to the city's symbolic site, the Trevy Fountain. It is the most beautiful fountain in the world and is famous all over the world for its tradition of coin tossing. The city's largest fountain of baroque art style has a height of 26.3 and a width of 49.15 meters.
A video has also been released by G-20 Italy. In this video, the members of the delegation who went up to the fountain can be seen throwing coins over their shoulders in its water. It is believed that if you throw a coin in the water of this fountain over your shoulders, it means that you will definitely come back to Rome once again. The G20 is currently headed by Italy, which has been its chairman since December last year.
PM Modi meets Spanish PM
After visiting the Travi Fountain on the second day of the conference, Prime Minister Modi held bilateral talks with his Spanish counterpart Pedro Sanchez. The two leaders emphasized strengthening bilateral relations and committed to enhancing mutual cooperation.
Both nations to increase participation in new areas
Speaking on the occasion, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said that Prime Minister Modi and his Spanish counterpart Sanchez welcomed the recent agreement signed between the two countries for procurement of 56 C295 aircraft with growing bilateral trade and investment ties. The aircraft will be procured from Airbus Spain. More importantly, out of a total of 56 aircraft, 40 aircraft will be manufactured under the 'Made in India' initiative in collaboration with Tata Advanced Systems.
The Ministry said the two leaders agreed to extend bilateral agreements to new areas such as e-mobility, cleantech, advanced materials, and Deep Sea Exploration. PM Modi invited Spain to invest in various sectors such as green hydrogen, infrastructure, and defense production and take advantage of India's National Infrastructure Pipeline, Property Monetisation, and Speed Power Scheme.
US President Biden's key announcement
Prime Minister Modi also participated in an event based on the flexibility of the supply chain. Here, US President Joe Biden said, "I am allocating additional funds to help American partners by eliminating red tape and help reduce port congestion. I request you to consider increasing the reserves required for the national security of our countries. This is not a challenge that a country alone can solve. Coordination is the key to it. Prime Minister Modi also participated in an event based on the flexibility of the supply chain. Here, US President Joe Biden said, "I am allocating additional funds to help American partners by eliminating red tape and help reduce port congestion. I request you to consider increasing the reserves required for the national security of our countries. This is not a challenge that a country alone can solve. Coordination is the key to it.
PM Modi discusses bilateral ties with German Chancellor Merkel in detail
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit and the two leaders held detailed talks on strengthening bilateral relations and committed to maintaining a close strategic partnership. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, and other officials also attended the meeting with Merkel.
The External Affairs Ministry tweeted, "Prime Minister Modi and Chancellor Merkel met on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Rome. India-Germany relations are discussed in detail. The strong friendship between the two countries will further strengthen the works of good for our planet. In another tweet, the Ministry said, "Reiterate our commitment to maintaining a close partnership with Germany. ’’
Modi discusses detailed strategic partnership with Indonesian President Widodo
PM Modi exchanged views on the issue of bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership, business, economy, and people-to-people contacts with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Rome on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit. According to a tweet by the Ministry of External Affairs, PM Modi congratulated Indonesia on receiving the G-20 chairmanship next year and assured India's support as part of the Troika (erstwhile, current and upcoming G-20 Chairmanship).
Prime Minister Modi tweeted, "Happy to meet President Joko Widodo today. India-Indonesia discussed the areas of existing cooperation and new dimensions where the two countries can work together for the benefit of their citizens and the entire planet. ’’
The Prime Minister's Office tweeted, "Strong relations with Indonesia are an important part of India's 'Act East Policy' and 'Sagar' approach. During the talks, economic relations and cultural cooperation were mainly discussed. ''Sagar' is an acronym for security and development for all in the region which was introduced in 2015.