Nov 16, 2022: Indonesian President Joko Widodo officially handed over the G20 presidency to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the summit’s closing ceremony in Bali on Wednesday.
During the closing ceremony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated, “It’s a matter of pride for every Indian as India takes over the presidency of the G20. We will organize G20 meetings in different states and cities in India. Together we will make G20 a catalyst for global change.”
While speaking at the G20 summit in Bali, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that India’s presidency of the summit will be “inclusive, ambitious, decisive, and action-oriented.”
“In the next one year, it will be our endeavour that G20 works as a global prime mover to give impetus to collective action,” he added.
Prime Minister Modi also stated that the principle of “Data for Development” will remain an integral part of India’s overall theme of “One Earth, One Family, One Future.”
“Digital transformation is the most remarkable change of our era. The proper use of digital technologies can become a force multiplier in the decades-long global fight against poverty,” Modi said at a session on digital transformation.
PM Modi said that India’s experience in past years has demonstrated that making digital architecture widely available can result in socioeconomic transformation.
The upcoming G20 presidency of India will focus on closing the digital divide, particularly in developing countries, and ensuring greater benefits from digital technologies and transformation.
Modi urged other G20 leaders to pledge to work together for digital inclusion over the next decade during a session on digital transformation at the G20 Summit in Bali.