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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to address food security at World Food Program


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Published: Monday, June 20, 2022, 18:25 [IST]

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Bhubaneswar, June 20:
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is going abroad on his 10-day tour. During his foreign tour, Patnaik will meet the head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis at the Vatican. This will be the first time that the Chief Minister of a state in India will meet the head of the Catholic Church. According to the schedule, Naveen Patnaik has reached Delhi on Sunday from where he will leave for Rome on Monday. According to a statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office, Naveen Patnaik will stay in Dubai on June 29 on his way back and will return to India the next day.

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“During his stay in Rome, Chief Minister Patnaik will be meeting His Holiness Pope Francis at The Holy See, Vatican,” a statement issued by the CM’s office said. The Chief Minister is also scheduled to visit the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) headquarters in Rome, meet the Odia diaspora in Rome and Dubai and woo investors from Gulf countries at the Dubai meet. This will be Naveen’s first foreign tour in the last 10 years and second time as the Chief Minister of Odisha in more than 22 years.

Last visited London in 2012
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik last visited London in 2012. However, this meeting of Patnaik and Pope Francis is being described as a courtesy call. Political observers believe that this meeting will be the highlight of Patnaik’s entire tour.

Shukdeba Naik, a retired professor of sociology, said that although meeting the Pope is not the main agenda of Naveen’s upcoming visit, the way the Pope is honored across the world. In this sense, this meeting will certainly enhance Naveen’s stature as a global leader. Government sources said that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will leave for a 10-day foreign tour on Monday. After reaching Delhi, Naveen Patnaik will leave for Rome on Monday. In Delhi, Naveen is also expected to decide on the BJD’s stand in the presidential election. Naveen Patnaik will be back in Odisha long before the assembly session begins on July 2.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik will speak during his address at the United Nations World Food Program Headquarters on the state’s transformational initiatives in agriculture, food security and disaster management, in Rome. Along with this, Patnaik will also hold a meeting with overseas Indians in Europe. On his way back, Naveen will stop in Dubai for an investor meet on June 29, which is being jointly organized by the Odisha government and FICCI. Along with this, Naveen Patnaik will also interact with Odia people settled in Dubai and will participate in some cultural programs.

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Story first published: Monday, June 20, 2022, 18:25 [IST]

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