Modi meets Israeli counterpart Naftali Bennett

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Bill Gates on the sidelines of COP26 Summit in the UK’s Glasgow, the Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the work being done by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in India…reports Asian Lite News.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Israeli counterpart Naftali Bennett on the sidelines of COP26 in the UK’s Glasgow on Tuesday.

In their first meeting, the two leaders reviewed bilateral strategic partnerships and expressed satisfaction over the progress made in diverse sectors. They agreed on further expanding cooperation, especially in the areas of high technology and innovation.

Recalling that next year would mark 30 years of the establishment of full diplomatic relations between India and Israel, Modi extended an invitation to Bennett to visit India.

PM, Bill Gates discuss clean energy innovation

The PM also met Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on Tuesday and discussed ways to step up activities in India under Mission Innovation — a multinational initiative to accelerate public and private global clean energy innovations.

Meeting Bill Gates on the sidelines of COP26 Summit in the UK’s Glasgow, the Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the work being done by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in India.

Bill Gates briefed Prime Minister on the progress of Mission Innovation, and they discussed ways to step up activities in India under it, as well as promising opportunities in areas like green hydrogen, aviation fuels, battery storage, and vaccine research.

India, Nepal to work closely 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday agreed to work closely towards post-pandemic recovery.

The two met on the sidelines of the COP26 Summit at the UK’s Glasgow, and discussed ways to further strengthen bilateral cooperation including in the context of ongoing efforts against the Covid-19 pandemic.

They noted the excellent cooperation between India and Nepal during the pandemic, particularly through the supply of vaccines, medicines, and medical equipment from India to Nepal as well as by ensuring the free flow of goods across the borders.

This was the first meeting of Modi with Deuba after the telephone conversation between them in July this year when Deuba assumed office.

PM thanks Ukraine President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday thanked Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky for his humanitarian gesture of supply of oxygen concentrators to India during the second phase of Covid pandemic earlier this year.

PM Modi, who met Zelensky on the sidelines of COP26 in Glasgow, also took stock of the state of bilateral relations and exchanged views on developments in the region. They expressed satisfaction with the cooperation during the pandemic times including mutual recognition of Covid vaccination certificates by both countries.

The two leaders positively assessed the strong people-to-people connection between the two countries, especially the large number of Indian students studying in various Universities of Ukraine.

The two leaders reaffirmed their readiness to work together for further strengthening of bilateral relations

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