Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi's bust at Piazza Gandhi during his two-day visit to Rome.
"Remembering Bapu - the Mahatma whose ideals continue to inspire the world! PM @narendramodi offered floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi's bust at Piazza Gandhi in Rome, Italy," official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Arindam Bagchi tweeted.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister was welcomed with Sanskrit chants and 'Modi, Modi' slogans at Piazza Gandhi in Rome by the members of the Indian community.
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PM Modi will participate in the two-day G20 Summit, the global forum for international cooperation. He is expected to hold several bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the G20 Summit including one with Italian PM Mario Draghi.
Ahead of the G20 Summit, Prime Minister Modi held a joint meeting with Charles Michel, President of the European Council and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission in Rome.
Apart from attending the summit, which has its focus on the global economy, health, sustainable development, environment and climate change, there are likely to be meeting with heads of several states.
PM Modi is expected to be hosted at the residence of the Italian PM in the evening. On October 30, the Prime Minister is scheduled to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican early morning and will attend the G20 summit that has "Global Economy and Global Health" as the first session.
The same day, Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to have a meeting with President of France Emmanuel Macron and a meeting with the President of Indonesia Joko Widodo. PM Modi is expected to have a meeting with Singapore PM Lee Hosein Loong as well.
The next day, the Prime Minister is expected to have a meeting with Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the G20 summit besides participating in discussions on "Climate Change and Environment and Sustainable Development". There will be a global summit on supply chain resilience, sources said.
(With ANI inputs)
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