Dubai: UN Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the distinction of being the only leader to be invited to the dais and seated in the main seat at the UN Climate Summit.
UN The Council’s 28th Climate Change Conference began on 30th in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Many heads of state including Prime Minister Modi participated in the 2nd day conference held on the 1st.
More than 100 world leaders, including US Vice President Kamala Harris, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Prime Minister Olaf Scholz, Italian Prime Minister Georgia Meloni, Japanese Prime Minister Bumio Kishido, and Pakistani Prime Minister Anwar Al-Haq Ghaggar are participating in the conference. .
In this context, during the ceremony held on the 1st, the President of the Conference, Sultan Al Jabeer, UN. Key leaders including Climate Change Secretary Simon were allocated seats on the dais. Then Prime Minister Modi was called to the platform and seated in the prime seat. Leaders of other world countries are not given a seat on the dais.
They say that this shows that India’s influence in the international arena is rising.
China and Russia are being sidelined in the international arena. Because of this, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the UN. Not participating in climate conference. US President Joe Biden also did not attend the conference due to personal reasons. In this context, Prime Minister Modi acted as the focal point for bringing together all the leaders at the Dubai Conference. Leaders of various countries met him alone. Among them Italian Prime Minister Meloni had a long consultation with PM Modi. He took a selfie with him and posted it on social media. In it, he has posted his name (Meloni) and Modi’s name together as ‘Melody’. This photo of ‘Melody’ is going viral on social media internationally. Prime Minister Modi’s reply to Melony’s selfie photo on social media said, “It’s always a pleasure to meet friends.”
Giorgia Meloni was sworn in as Italy’s first female prime minister in October last year.
After he took over, Italy pulled out of China’s dream Belt and Road initiative. Now Italy is showing more closeness with India. The leaders of the two countries are good friends in the international arena.