Will discuss key issues of global concern with G20 leaders in Bali: PM Modi

PTI, November 14, 2022, 10:38 am IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday he would hold in-depth discussions with G20 leaders in Bali on key challenges such as reviving global growth, ensuring food and energy security and addressing issues related to health and digital transformation. In a statement ahead of his visit to Bali for the G20 leaders’ summit, Modi said he will also highlight India’s achievements and its “unwavering commitment” to collectively solving major global problems. Modi is heading to the Indonesian city late Monday afternoon for a three-day visit to attend the summit which is expected to discuss pressing global challenges, including the implications of the conflict in Ukraine, particularly in the areas of security. food and energy. The summit is expected to be attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping, US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and French President Emmanuel Macron, among others.

“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,” Modi said. “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,” he added. “During my interactions at the summit, I will highlight India’s achievements and commitment to collectively addressing global challenges,” he said.

The Prime Minister also spoke about India’s upcoming G20 Presidency. “In an important moment for our country and our citizens, Indonesian President Joko Widodo will hand over the G20 presidency to India during the closing ceremony of the Bali Summit,” the Prime Minister said. “India will officially assume the G20 Presidency from December 1, 2022. I will also personally invite G20 members and other guests to our G20 summit next year,” he said.

Modi said that India’s G20 Presidency will be based on the theme “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” or “One Land, One Family, One Future”.

Teresa H. Sadler