'Frutiful G20 Summit,' says PM Modi as he leaves for Glasgow to attend COP26
The G20 leaders endorsed the "Rome Declaration" at their two-day meeting. The communique sends a powerful message under the health part, with countries affirming that COVID-19 immunization is a global public benefit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the recently completed G20 Summit as "fruitful," saying world leaders held extensive discussions on global concerns such as battling the epidemic, building health infrastructure, promoting economic cooperation, and advancing innovation. The G20 leaders endorsed the "Rome Declaration" at their two-day meeting. The communique sends a powerful message under the health part, with countries affirming that COVID-19 immunization is a global public benefit.
The G20 leaders decided to strengthen the World Health Organization to expedite the procedure for emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccinations, according to India's G20 Sherpa Piyush Goyal. Noting that energy and climate were at the centre of G20 deliberations, Goyal said that India and many other developing countries advocated preserving the developing world's interests.
He stated that developed countries have also joined us in raising the bar from the existing levels of commitment and active interest demonstrated by the developed world in delivering technology and inexpensive funding. He went on to say that we have gotten into the text the wording that indicates that the developed world has admitted that they have not done enough to satisfy their promises.
PM Modi met with various international leaders in Rome, including US Vice President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, among others. PM Modi will join more than 120 Heads of Government and State at the World Leaders' Summit of the 26th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Glasgow, UK, at the Scottish Event Campus, a designated UN zone for the global Summit.