Modi Meets Johnson At COP26 Climate Summit

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PM Modi met members of the Indian community in Glasgow on Monday to strengthen people-to-people bonds between the two countries ahead of the climate summit, reports Asian Lite News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met his British counterpart Boris Johnson on the sidelines of the 26th session of the Conference of Parties (COP-26).

PM Modi reached Glasgow on Sunday to participate in the COP26 meeting.

He met members of the Indian community in Glasgow on Monday to strengthen people-to-people bonds between the two countries ahead of his participation in the 26th session of the Conference of Parties (COP26).

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the COP26 Summit. Picture by Simon Dawson/No 10 Downing Street

At COP26, the world leaders are expected to work to achieve the completion of Paris Agreement implementation guidelines, mobilisation of climate finance, actions to strengthen climate adaptation, technology development and transfer and keeping in reach the goals of limiting the rise in global temperatures.

The high-level segment of COP-26 is titled the World Leaders’ Summit (WLS) and the Summit is attended by heads of state/government of more than 120 countries.

Indian diaspora hails Modi’s outreach

Members of the Indian community on Monday appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s outreach to the diaspora in Glasgow during the 26th session of the Conference of Parties (COP-26).

PM Modi today met several Indian community leaders and Indologists in Glasgow to strengthen people-to-people ties.

Picture by Simon Dawson/No 10 Downing Street

“Strengthening our people-to-people bonds. Indian community members and Indologists gather in Glasgow to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in a tweet.

Dr Vipin, who met Prime Minister Modi, said that even though they don’t live in India, the Indian diaspora have aspirations for India.

“I am not only speaking on behalf of the Indian Diaspora of Scotland and Indian diaspora all over. We love Modi ji. Even though we don’t live in India, we have hopes and aspirations and dreams for the country. In Modi, we see a leader, who will take us there,” he said.

Another member of the diaspora thanked Modi for popularising Yoga all over the world. “Because of him, more and more people have started doing Yoga. It has been recognised all over the world which is wonderful. He is an amazing Indian leader and he has really really put India on top of the list,” said Manjulika.

Pam Ghosal, the first Indian woman elected in Scotland, said that it’s fantastic to see Prime Minister Modi is here in Glasglow at COP 26 amongst all the world leaders.

“It’s very important that we all come together and make sure there is some kind of resolution to take this world forward much more environmentally. …all leaders are coming together to keep that one commitment together,” Ghosal said.

“I think we need to make sure that we have only one world we have here, one earth. We have to make sure that we all have a responsibility to play a part here including the India Prime Minister coming here in Glasglow,” she added. (with inputs from ANI)