PM Modi to chair virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit on November 22
India holds the G20 Presidency until November 30, 2023
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit on November 22, in pursuance of an announcement made during the closing session of G20 Summit in New Delhi on September 10.
According to the Ministry of External Affairs, leaders of all G20 Members including the Chair of the African Union, as well as nine Guest countries, and Heads of 11 International Organizations, have been invited.
It may be recalled that the New Delhi G20 Summit witnessed the unanimous adoption of the G20 New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration.
The virtual Summit will take forward key, select outcomes and action points from the New Delhi Summit as well as review developments since then.
The Virtual G20 Summit is also expected to push for effective implementation of various G20 decisions, including through relevant national and international platforms.
The MEA said the deliberations of the 2nd Voice of Global South Summit, held on November 17, 2023, will also feed into the discussions.
In his remarks at the Voice of Global South Summit, Prime Minister Modi had said the participation of leaders from around 130 countries explains that the Global South is ready to take big responsibilities in global affairs and that it wants autonomy.
“The message from Voice of Global South Summit is that Global South wants its voice in global governance,” Prime Minister Modi said, adding that India is proud to have the opportunity to put the voice of the Global South on the agenda of a forum like G20.
The G20 Troika during the Brazilian G20 Presidency in 2024 will comprise India, Brazil, and South Africa.