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COP26: PM Modi Meets His British Counterpart, Discusses Economy, Health, Defence

The two Prime Ministers reviewed the implementation of the Roadmap 2030 priorities particularly in the trade and economy, people-to-people, health, defence and security areas.

Photo Credit : PM Narendra Modi/Twitter

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After the G20 summit and his meetings with Pope Francis, Angela Markel and several other world leaders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met British PM  Boris Johnson on Monday on the sidelines of the COP26 World Leaders Summit in Glasgow. 

The two Prime Ministers reviewed the implementation of the Roadmap 2030 priorities particularly in the trade and economy, people-to-people, health, defence and security areas. 

Modi and Johnson expressed satisfaction at the progress in delivering the Enhanced Trade Partnership including steps taken towards the launch of FTA negotiations.

Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter and wrote, "Met PM Boris Johnson on the sidelines of the COP26 Summit in Glasgow. We got the opportunity to talk about different subjects including mitigating climate change."




Apart from that, both leaders also discussed regional and global challenges including Afghanistan, Counter-Terrorism, Indo-Pacific, supply chain resilience and post-Covid global economic recovery.

The British PM also shared the details on his Twitter handle. He wrote, "India has today announced ambitious plans for half its energy to come from renewables by 2030. This will cut carbon emissions by a billion tonnes, contributing to a worldwide decade of delivery on climate change."




Johnson further wrote that PM Narendra Modi has for the first time made a commitment for India to become net-zero, meaning 90 per cent of the world’s economy is now committed to this goal. 

"The UK will work with India to make even more progress, including through the Clean Green Initiative we discussed today COP26," Johnson tweeted. 

Modi also congratulated PM Johnson for successfully organising the COP26 and for his leadership in championing global action for climate change mitigation and adaptation. 

He reiterated India's commitment to closely work with the UK on climate finance, technology, innovation and adaptation of green hydrogen, renewables and clean technologies including joint initiatives under ISA and CDRI.

Meanwhile, PM Modi also met Prince Charles of Britain. Modi shared the news on Twitter and wrote, "It is always a delight to interact with The Prince of Wales. His passion towards caring for the environment is outstanding. He is at the forefront of many efforts to further sustainable development. Had a great meeting with him in Glasgow."




Modi also met Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba and Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and the world leaders discussed sustainable development, climate change and trade corporation.