PM Modi speaks with King Charles III for the first time, discusses climate action, India’s G20 presidency

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke with King Charles III of the United Kingdom and the two discussed issues such as climate action, conservation of biodiversity and innovative solutions for financing energy-transition, the PM’s office said.

Since this was the prime minister’s first conversation with King Charles III after he assumed the office of the Sovereign of the UK, Modi wished him a “very successful reign”, the PMO statement said.

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“A number of subjects of mutual interest were discussed during the (telephone) call, including climate action, conservation of biodiversity, innovative solutions for financing energy-transition, etc. The prime minister expressed his appreciation for His Majesty’s abiding interest and advocacy on these issues,” it said.

PM Modi expressed his appreciation for the King’s abiding interest and advocacy on these issues and also briefed him on India’s priorities for its G20 Presidency. He also explained the relevance of Mission LiFE – Lifestyle for Environment, through which India seeks to promote environmentally sustainable lifestyles, a release said.

“The leaders exchanged views on the Commonwealth of Nations and how to further strengthen its functioning. They also appreciated the role of the Indian community in the UK in acting as a “living bridge” between both countries and enriching bilateral relations,” it added.

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