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PM Modi holds bilateral talks with UK PM Boris Johnson on sidelines of COP26; discusses climate action

Prime News, International (Glasgow), November 1:- As Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow on Monday, he interacted with his British counterpart Boris Johnson and discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in areas like green hydrogen, renewables and clean technology, economy, and defence. This was the first in-person meeting between Modi and Johnson following the British Prime Minister’s twice-canceled visit to India earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The interaction, soon after the opening ceremony of the World Leaders’ Summit at COP26, was scheduled to focus on the UK-India climate partnership as well as a review of the 2030 Roadmap for stronger UK-India strategic ties – signed by the two leaders during a virtual summit in May this year.

“We got the opportunity to talk about different subjects including mitigating climate change,” Modi tweeted.

Modi congratulated Johnson for successfully organising the COP26 and for his personal 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 the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), the Ministry of External Affairs said in a press release.

Addressing the world leaders at the ‘High-Level Segment for Heads of States and Government’ at the UN COP26 underway at Glasgow, Prime Minister Modi said India is working hard in fighting climate change and it will show results. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

 

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