G-20 summit: PM Modi joins leaders to toss coin in wishing well at Trevi Fountain


Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Sunday, arrived at the G-20 summit venue in Rome to attend the event’s second session titled Climate Change and Environment.

The second day of the G20 Summit started with a walk of the Heads of Delegation in one of the symbolic places of the historic downtown: Trevi Fountain. 

PM Modi joined other leaders of the Group of 20 as they tossed coins into the famed wishing well of Rome’s historic Trevi Fountain.

According to legend it is believed that if a person throws a coin into the fountain, he/she returns to Rome. “The G20 leaders at Trevi Fountain, one of the landmarks in Rome. For people, planet and prosperity, leaders toss a coin in the wishing well of the Fountain,” Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in a tweet.

After the end of the first session, the Convention Center La Nuvola will then host both the multilateral sessions and the bilateral meetings of the leaders. Later, a side event is scheduled on the role of the private sector in the fight against climate change. The main speaker will be Charles, Prince of Wales.

Sunday’s engagement of the G-20 also includes a working session on Sustainable Development.

The Summit will end with the traditional final press conference by Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi who, opening the meeting on Saturday, highlighted that “multilateralism is the best answer to the problems we face today.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called on Pope Francis at the Vatican City. He later invited Pope to visit India. He also attended a session on Global Economy and Global Health at the G20 and later held bilateral talks with French President Emmanuel Macron and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. (ANI)

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