Cassian Baliarsingh

A selfie of PM Modi with his Italian counterpart Giorgia Meloni during their meeting on the sidelines of the ongoing 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai has taken over social media.

The Italian PM referred to PM Modi as a dear friend and shared the selfie on her social media handle. Her caption read, “Good friends at COP28. #Melodi.” 

PM Modi also referred to Giorgia and talked about efforts by the two countries for a sustainable and prosperous future.

“Met PM@GiorgiaMeloni of Italy on the sidelines of the #COP28 Summit. Looking forward to collaborative efforts between India and Italy for a sustainable and prosperous future,” PM Modi wrote in a post on X.

The meme community had a field today as the selfie of Melodi sparked hilarious memes on social media. Social media users heaped praises on PM Modi for his aura both in India and international level.

“This post by Madam @GiorgiaMeloni might break all viral records. Nice choice of hastag #Melodi. Reflects the strong ties between the two nations,” a user commented.

Another user wrote, “So beautiful, so elegant, just looking like a wow… It’s really good to see the light mood of World Leaders.”

“Best friends. Stay happy and make the friendship stronger,” shared another user.

PM Modi had a packed day-long schedule as he addressed four sessions at the UN climate change conference. He discussed ways to promote clean and green growth, and issues of bilateral and regional interests.

In his speech, PM Modi called on all the nations to work together to cut global emissions drastically, and announced a green credit initiative that focuses on creating carbon skins with people’s participation. He said that India’s emissions are very low compared to other nations whose population is much less.