PM Modi meets Bill Gates in Glasgow

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in Glasgow on the sidelines of the COP26 summit on Tuesday.

Glasgow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in Glasgow on the sidelines of the COP26 summit on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) tweeted, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi met @BillGates on the sidelines of the @COP26 summit in Glasgow. The two discussed sustainable development and measures to mitigate climate change.”

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi met Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.

In addition, Prime Minister Modi along with his British counterpart Boris Johnson today launched the Infrastructure for the Resilient Island States (IRIS) initiative.

The Prime Minister arrived in Glasgow on Sunday to attend the COP26 summit. He is also likely to participate in the side event organized by the United States – Build Back Better World. In addition, he is scheduled to participate in a program on “Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Development”.

On Monday, Prime Minister Modi met Boris Johnson on the sidelines of COP26. He said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has accepted his invitation to visit India, saying he will plan his visit as soon as circumstances permit.

He met members of the Indian community in Glasgow to strengthen people-to-people ties between the two countries before attending the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26).

COP26 is taking place in partnership with Italy, chaired by the UK. The high-level segment of COP-26 is titled World Leaders Summit (WLS) and the summit is attended by Heads of State/Government from over 120 countries. The Prime Minister is on a two-day visit to attend the event.

First published:November 2, 2021, 5:02 pm

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