G20 Summit: Prime Minister Modi to discuss key issues of global concern | India is blooming

New Delhi/UNI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold in-depth discussions with G20 leaders on key issues of global concern such as reviving global growth, food and energy security, environment, health and digital transformation.

The Prime Minister made the announcement in a departure statement ahead of traveling to Bali on Monday for the 17th G20 Leaders’ Summit which will be chaired by Indonesia.

“During the Bali summit, I will have in-depth discussions with other G20 leaders on key issues of global concern, such as reviving global growth, food and energy security, the environment, health and digital transformation.

“On the sidelines of the G20 summit, I will meet with the leaders of several other participating countries and review the progress of India’s bilateral relations with them,” the prime minister said.

On the sidelines of the Bali summit, Prime Minister Modi is expected to hold bilateral talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez Pérez Castejón and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien.

Modi also said he looked forward to addressing the Indian community in Bali at a reception on November 15.

The Prime Minister also called the handover of the G20 presidency to India by Indonesian President Joko Widodo during the closing ceremony of the Bali summit as “an important moment for our country and our citizens”.

India will officially assume the presidency of the G20 from December 1 this year.

I will also personally invite G20 members and other guests to our G20 Summit next year, the Prime Minister added.

“During my interactions at the G20 Summit, I will highlight India’s achievements and our unwavering commitment to collectively address global challenges,” he said.

India’s G20 Presidency will be based on the theme “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” or “One Land, One Family, One Future”, which underlines the message of equitable growth and a shared future for all, the prime minister added.

Teresa H. Sadler