Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the World Climate Action Summit from November 30 to December 1, at Dubai.

PM Modi will also hold bilateral meetings with some of the world leaders participating in the summit during his visit, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a press release. PM Modi is visiting UAE at the invitation of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

During the COP26 in Glasgow, PM Modi announced five specific targets, titled “Panchamrit”, as India’s unprecedented contribution to climate action. During the Summit, he also announced Mission Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE).

“Climate change has been an important priority area of India’s G20 Presidency, and significant new steps have been captured in the New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration and other outcomes during our Presidency. COP-28 will provide an opportunity to take forward these successes,”MEA said in a press release.

India and the UAE signed the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) in 2022 and since the signing of that important strategic landmark agreement between the two countries, the trade and economic partnership and engagement has grown significantly between the two countries, India’s Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra said.

The Foreign Secretary also said that PM Modi’s visit will perhaps open up “new pathways for India” to look at structuring similar partnerships with other countries both in the region and beyond.