Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres held a significant meeting at the COP28 summit in Dubai, engaging in discussions that highlighted India's pivotal role in climate initiatives and multilateral governance reforms.
Expressing gratitude for Guterres' support during India's G20 presidency, Prime Minister Modi underscored India's steadfast commitment to climate goals and outlined the nation's proactive initiatives in this regard.
Both leaders delved into critical concerns and priorities pertaining to climate action, climate finance, technological advancements, and reforms within multilateral governance and financial institutions, particularly within the framework of the United Nations.
Acknowledging India's strides in sustainable development, climate action, multilateral development bank (MDB) reforms, and disaster management during its G20 Presidency, the UN Secretary-General commended India's Green Credit Initiative. Guterres expressed his willingness to collaborate with India to build upon the accomplishments attained during India's presidency and to further advance these efforts at the UN Summit of the Future in 2024.
The meeting between Prime Minister Modi and Secretary-General Guterres emphasized India's proactive stance in climate initiatives and its commitment to collaborating with global partners to address critical issues related to climate change, sustainable development, and multilateral reforms on a larger global stage.
(With Agency Inputs)