The Glasgow Indian community received Prime Minister Narendra Modi with acclamation and chanting “Modi Hai Bharat Ka Gehna” as he arrived at a city hotel on Sunday (local time). The Prime Minister also interacted with a child of the Indian community present in the premises of the hotel.
PM Modi is on a two-day visit to participate in the crucial 26th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-26). It comes after Prime Minister Modi attended the G20 summit and the Global Supply Chain Resilience Summit, on the sidelines of the G20.
Upon arriving in the city, the Prime Minister took to Twitter to say: Landing in Glasgow. I will be joining the COP26 summit, where I look forward to working with other world leaders on climate change mitigation and articulating India’s efforts in this regard.
The high-level segment of COP-26, titled World Leaders’ Summit (WLS), will take place on 1-2 November. Modi will join over 120 heads of government and heads of state at a special VVIP reception at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, one of Scotland’s most popular tourist attractions.
The reception will also involve members of the Royal Family, including Prince Charles and his wife Camilla and Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton.
Queen Elizabeth II was scheduled to attend this special reception but withdrew last week after medical advice against travel.
PM will make a national statement on November 1
During a special briefing on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the UK for COP26 on Thursday, Foreign Minister Harsh Vardhan Shringla noted that India is taking ambitious steps to develop clean and renewable energy.
He said the country will work to mobilize climate finance and take action to strengthen the development of climate adaptation technologies at COP26 in Glasgow.
He said the prime minister will make a national statement at the COP26 World Leaders’ Summit on November 1.
COP-26 was originally scheduled to be held in 2020, but has been postponed to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
(With contributions from agencies)
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