Prime Minister Narendra Modi is travelling to Rome, Italy and Glasgow, UK, from Friday 29 to November 2 to attend the 16th G-20 Summit and the World Leaders’ Summit of COP-26. He will pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his first day of arrival in Rome. He will also visit Pope Francis in the Vatican during his two-day visit, the prime minister said via a tweet on Thursday.

“In Rome, I will attend the 16th G20 Leaders’ Summit, where I will join other G20 Leaders in discussions on global economic and health recovery from the pandemic, sustainable development, and climate change,” the prime minister said in a statement before he left for Italy.

Following his visit to Italy, PM Modi will also be travelling to Glasgow in the United Kingdom from November 1-2 at the invitation of his British counterpart Boris Johnson. “On the sidelines of the G20 Summit, I will also meet with leaders of other partner countries and review the progress in India’s bilateral relations with them,” PM Modi said.