Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet the Pope personally. After some time there will be delegation-level talks.
PM Modi will attend the summit of G-20 countries today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 16th summit of the G-20 countries at 1:30 pm in Rome, the capital of Italy. It is expected that during this period, the global scenario regarding cases like Kovid-19 will be discussed. After this, PM Modi will meet Pope Francis, the supreme religious leader of the Roman Catholic Church, at 12 noon.
No agenda set for talks with Vatican: Foreign Secretary
Giving information about the Prime Minister’s programs in Italy, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said. The Prime Minister will meet separately. He will meet personally before the Most Reverend Pope. And after some time there will be delegation-level talks.
Shringla said the Vatican has not set any agenda for the talks. “I believe the tradition is that when there is a discussion with the Most Reverend (Pope). There is no agenda and we respect that. I am sure that during this time we will be involved in discussions on the global scenario in general and those issues which are important to us.
PM Modi interacts with people from different communities
Earlier yesterday, PM Modi interacted with people from different communities in Rome, the capital of Italy. Which included people from the Indian community, friends of India from various organizations here in the Italian capital. Modi praised his role in strengthening India-Italy ties during this period. Prime Minister Modi has come here at the invitation of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi. Draghi received him before the first one-on-one meeting at the Palazzo Chigi, where the cabinet sits. Here he was also presented a guard of salute.