G20 Summit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Bali here on Monday to participate in bilateral meetings with global leaders on the G20 summit and beyond. The two-day G20 summit begins on Tuesday and will be attended by leaders of the world’s 20 major economies, including US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he will hold extensive discussions with leaders of the G20 grouping in Bali to revitalize global economic growth, ensure food and energy security, and address issues related to health and digital transformation.
Before leaving for Bali to attend the G20 summit, the prime minister said in a statement that he would also underline India’s achievements and its “strong commitment” to collectively addressing global challenges. Before leaving for Bali, Modi said, “During the Bali Summit, I will hold wide-ranging discussions with the leaders of the G20 countries on key issues of global concern such as global economic growth, food and energy security, environment, health and digital transformation.” “During the talks at the summit, I will highlight India’s achievements and its strong commitment to collectively address global challenges,” the Prime Minister said.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, US President Biden, British Prime Minister Sunak and French President Emmanuel Macron are also going to attend the summit. Modi said he would meet leaders of several other participating countries on the sidelines of the G20 summit and review progress in India’s bilateral relations with them. Modi will have separate bilateral meetings with several leaders on the sidelines of the G20 summit, but it is not yet clear whether there will be a separate meeting between Modi and Xi. If Modi and Jinping do meet, it would be the first face-to-face conversation between the two leaders since the border clash between Indian and Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in June 2020.
The two did not meet at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan in September. In Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Mao Ning said maintaining good relations is in the fundamental interests of China and India and their peoples. Mao Ning said, “We hope that the Indian side will work with China in the same direction, adhere to the important common understanding reached between the Chinese and Indian leaders, promote the sustainable development of relations and promote cooperation between the two countries and fellow developing countries.” Will protect the common interests of.
The G20 is an influential organization for global economic cooperation. It represents about 85 percent of the global gross domestic product (GDP), more than 75 percent of global trade and about two-thirds of the world’s population. Indonesia is the current chair of the G-20. India will formally take over the chairmanship of the G-20 from December 1. The G-20 grouping is an intergovernmental forum of the world’s major developed and developing economies.
This includes Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, UK, US and European Union (EU). The Prime Minister is attending the G20 Summit at the invitation of the President of Indonesia.