Nov 14, 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to Bali today to attend the 17th G20 Summit on November 15-16.
According to a press statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, “PM Modi will have extensive discussions with other G20 leaders on key issues of global concern, such as reviving global growth, food & energy security, environment, health, and digital transformation.” He will take part in three key sessions dealing with health, digital transformation, food, and energy security.
On the sidelines of the summit, PM Modi will meet with a number of world leaders in Bali. Among those attending will be US President Joe Biden, Chinese President Xi Jinping, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, and French President Emmanuel Macron.
At the G20 summit in Indonesia, the Prime Minister will meet with world leaders in bilateral meetings and brief them on India’s evolving G20 priorities. This G20 Summit is special because India will hold the presidency of the G20 Summit for a year beginning December 1, 2022, and the handover will take place during the Summit in Bali.
“India’s G20 presidency is coming at a time of crisis and chaos in the world. The world is going through the after-effects of a disruptive once-in-a-century pandemic, conflicts, and a lot of economic uncertainty. The symbol of the lotus in the G20 logo is a representation of hope in these times,” PM Modi said at the launch of India’s G20 logo last week.
He is set to begin his two-day official visit today for discussions on key global issues under the Summit theme of “Recover Together, Recover Stronger.”
The G20 is the world’s leading forum for international economic cooperation, and plays a crucial role in shaping and strengthening global architecture and governance on all major international economic and development issues.