Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni on Friday shared a selfie with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, capturing a moment from their meeting on the sidelines of the ongoing 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai.
In a post on X, PM Meloni expressed their camaraderie, stating, “Good friends at COP28. #Melodi,” and the hashtag #Melodi quickly gained traction on social media.
Responding to Meloni's post, PM Modi conveyed his joy in meeting friends, emphasizing the positive atmosphere.
"meeting friends is always a delight" PM Modi posted while responding to Meloni's post.
On Friday, PM Modi had highlighted the collaborative efforts between India and Italy for a sustainable and prosperous future in reference to his meeting with the Italian counterpart.
He took to X to share, “Met PM @GiorgiaMeloni of Italy on the sidelines of the #COP28 Summit. Looking forward to collaborative efforts between India and Italy for a sustainable and prosperous future.”
Besides Meloni, PM Modi engaged with several world leaders during the summit, including UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Swedish PM Ulf Kristersson, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Barbados counterpart Mia Amor Mottley, French President Emmanuel Macron, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and UK PM Rishi Sunak.
The COP28 Summit, presided over by the UAE, is taking place from November 28 to December 12. Participating in the World Climate Action Summit, a crucial segment of COP28 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), PM Modi marked his third appearance after attending the summits in Paris in 2015 and Glasgow in 2021.
During his visit to the UAE, PM Modi acknowledged the profound impact of climate change on countries in the Global South. He emphasized the necessity of climate finance and technology to fulfill the aspirations of these nations. PM Modi underscored the disproportionate impact of climate change on Global South countries, including India, despite their comparatively smaller role in contributing to climate change.