G-20 Summit concludes
New Delhi Declaration, African Union membership among high points of the event; PM hands over the ceremonial gavel to President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, as Brazil is set to take over next G-20 Presidency; he holds meetings with visiting leaders.
The G-20, under the Indian Presidency, should convene virtually towards November-end to take stock of the progress made on the proposals received during the September 9-10 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Sunday.
Mr. Modi handed over the ceremonial gavel to Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, initiating the process of transition of the President’s Chair for the next round of the G-20 in Brazil.
“In these two days, all of you have put forth many things, given suggestions, that have come forward, to see how their progress can be accelerated. I propose that we hold another virtual session of the G-20 Summit at the end of November,” Mr. Modi said, expressing hope that the goals of the G-20 will be further advanced during the upcoming Presidency of Brazil. The virtual meeting will be held at the end of the Indian Presidency in November.
G-20 Summit concludes:
The Delhi summit witnessed a high point with the admission of the African Union as a new G-20 member. This was followed by a personal announcement by Prime Minister Modi on the “Joint Declaration” of the summit which was adopted through consensus overcoming sharp differences among members regarding the Ukraine crisis.
Soon after he declared the end of the summit, Mr. Modi held a series of meetings with visiting leaders that included German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, President Lula Da Silva, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol.
Source: The Hindu