The Summit is being convened by Italy as the rotating president of the G20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the G20 Extraordinary Leaders’ Summit on Afghanistan on Tuesday, a statement issued by the External Affairs on Monday said. The Summit is being held in a virtual format.

The agenda of the meeting will include a discussion on response to humanitarian needs and access to basic services and livelihood; security and the fight against terrorism; and mobility, migration and human rights.

Prime Minister Modi had earlier participated in the SCO – CSTO outreach Summit on Afghanistan.

External Affairs Minister, Dr. S Jaishankar, participated in the meeting of G20 Foreign Ministers on Afghanistan on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York.

The G20 comprises twenty of the world’s major economies and is an important platform to help build international consensus and facilitate a coordinated approach between multilateral organizations, including the UN and its agencies, and global and regional actors to address the worsening humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.