PM Modi discusses sustainable development with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in Glasgow

By Jasleen Kaur -- November 02, 2021 6:11 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on the sidelines of the COP26 in Glasgow and discussed ways to further sustainable development.

The two leaders also discussed steps to mitigate the effect of climate change. "Prime Minister @narendramodi met @BillGates on the sidelines of the @COP26 Summit in Glasgow. Both discussed ways to further sustainable development and steps to mitigate climate change," the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) tweeted.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi also met Israeli counterpart Naftali Bennett and discussed ways to deepen various avenues of cooperation between the two countries. Earlier on Tuesday, PM Modi met Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

PM Modi along with his British counterpart Boris Johnson launched the initiative Infrastructure for the Resilient Island States (IRIS). PM Modi reached Glasgow on Sunday to participate in the COP26 summit.

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On Monday, PM Modi met Boris Johnson on the sidelines of COP26. He stated that the UK PM has accepted his invitation to visit India saying that he would plan his visit as soon as the circumstances allow.

PM Modi also met members of the Indian community in Glasgow to strengthen people-to-people bonds between the two countries.

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The COP26 is taking place under the presidency of the UK partnering with Italy. The Prime Minister will leave for Delhi after two-day participation in climate conference.

-PTC News