New Delhi: Key action points of the September New Delhi Summit will be taken forward at the virtual G20 Summit to be hosted by India on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Briefing media on the Summit, G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant said, “The virtual summit of the G20 being held tomorrow at 5:30 PM will also be a major gathering of world leaders since the conclusion of the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly high-level week and the SDG Summit”.
Kant said that it will be the second time that the Prime Minister will be hosting the leaders of the G20 in a span of two and a half months.
“This demonstrates the power of India and the leadership of PM Modi at the global level,” he added.
During the closing session of the New Delhi G20 Summit on September 10, Modi had announced that India would be hosting a virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit prior to the conclusion of India’s G20 Presidency.
Talking about the Summit, Kant said that the virtual Summit will take forward key, select outcomes and action points from the New Delhi Summit as well as review developments since then.
“Throughout the G20 presidency, India’s work to ensure that the concerns of the Global South receive due cognisance. We have also seen the inclusion of the African Union as a permanent member of G20.” Amitabh Kant said.
The Virtual G20 Summit is also expected to push for the effective implementation of various G20 decisions through relevant national and international platforms.
India holds the G20 Presidency till November 30. The G20 Troika during the Brazilian G20 Presidency in 2024 will comprise India, Brazil, and South Africa.
Replying to a media query, Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra said, “A large majority of G20 Leaders are expected to be present at the Summit tomorrow”. UNI