Curated By: Sheen Kachroo
Last Updated: November 18, 2023, 16:30 IST
India will virtually host its last G20 Leaders’ Summit on Wednesday, November 22 prior to the conclusion of its G20 presidency, informs the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
India’s G20 Presidency is scheduled to be completed on November 30.
During the closing session of the New Delhi G20 Summit on September 10, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to hold a virtual summit to take forward key, select outcomes and action points from the summit along with reviewing developments since then.
Leaders of all G20 members including the chair of the African Union, as well as nine guest countries, and heads of 11 international organizations, have been invited by the ministry.
The deliberations of the 2nd Voice of Global South Summit, held on November 17 will also feed into the discussions at the leaders summit, read a statement by the ministry.
India’s last summit as the chair country is also expected to push for effective implementation of various G20 decisions, including through relevant national and international platforms.
The G20 Troika during the Brazilian G20 Presidency in 2024 will comprise India, Brazil, and South Africa.
PM MODI AT VOICE OF GLOBOAL SOUTH SUMMIT
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday led the inaugural session of the second ‘Voice of Global South Summit’. The second edition of the summit is being hosted by India in a virtual format, which is focused on challenges posed by various global developments and ways to ensure a more inclusive world order.
Addressing the session, PM Modi noted that though geographically, the Global South has always existed, it is getting a voice for the first time and this is because of the joint efforts.
“We are more than 100 countries but our priorities are similar. Last year, during the G20 Summit, our attempt was to focus on the development, of the people, by the people, and for the people,” he said.
The virtual summit has been structured into 10 sessions that would cover various key areas, such as trade, energy, and climate finance.