G-20 Summit concludes: G-20 Summit Major Update, PM Modi convened a virtual review meeting in November

G-20 Summit concludes: G-20 Summit Major Update, PM Modi convened a virtual review meeting in November

G-20 Summit Major Update, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced here on Sunday that the G-20 summit, under the chairmanship of India, should meet virtually in late November to take stock of the progress made on the resolutions reached during the recently concluded September 9-10 summit. Mr Modi handed over a formal gift to Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, initiating the process of transfer of the Presidential Chair for the next round of G-20 in Brazil.

G-20 Summit concludes: G-20 Summit Major Update, PM Modi convened a virtual review meeting in November
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He expressed hope that the goals of the G-20 will be further advanced during Brazil's upcoming chairmanship. The timing of the virtual meeting will be determined to coincide with the end of the Indian presidential term in November.

Indian Prime Minister said

“In these two days, all of you have put forward many things, given suggestions, which have come forward on how to speed up their progress. I propose that we hold another virtual session of the G-20 summit in late November.

G-20 Summit Major Update

The two-day summit was marked by the entry of the African Union as a new G-20 member. This was followed by a personal announcement by Mr Modi on the 'Joint Declaration' of the summit, which was adopted unanimously, overcoming sharp differences among the members regarding the Ukraine crisis.

Soon after declaring the summit over, Mr Modi held a series of meetings with Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany, President Lula da Silva, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and visiting leaders. South Korea's President Yun Suk Yeol.

After meeting President Erdogan, Prime Minister Modi said, “We talked about ways to strengthen trade and infrastructure between India and Turkey.”

Speaking about the discussions at the summit's final session, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said digitalization and artificial intelligence are on the agenda. He said “It is vital that we join together at the international level to adopt regulations on this, so that this technology can be used safely and inclusively in our societies. The working session I participated in was dedicated to ensuring that this process runs smoothly,”

The Indian Prime Minister and French President Emmanuel Macron held a bilateral meeting over lunch on Sunday, following which a joint statement was issued. The statement said that India and France will cooperate in areas such as "infrastructure, connectivity, energy, biodiversity, sustainability and industrial projects" in the Indo-Pacific and Africa.

President Erdogan and President Macron both addressed press conferences in the media hall and assured assistance to earthquake-hit Morocco, with Mr. Macron reiterating his call for "a just and lasting peace in Ukraine in line with the UN Charter." He also called for "deep reform of global governance structures, including the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund".

Both Mr Macron and Mr Erdogan lauded the launch of the India-Middle East-EU transport corridor which will include a network of roads, ports and sea routes. Mr Erdogan, for his part, said Iraq's participation would benefit the transport initiative.

After meeting with Comoros President Azali Assoumani, who became the first chairperson of the African Union (AU) to sit at the G-20 summit after the AU was formally admitted into the organization on Saturday, Mr Modi said Comoros is important To address India's maritime vision – SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region) – discussions were held on “ways to enhance cooperation in shipping, trade and other sectors”, he said.

In the end, Mr Modi greeted the media persons in the media hall located a short distance from the main venue of the G-20 summit.

First of all, the leaders went to Rajghat and paid homage to the memory of Mahatma Gandhi. In the closing session, President Lula da Silva said, "Mahatma Gandhi has inspired many nonviolent political journeys, including mine."

Concluding his programs in Delhi, President Macron arrived in Dhaka on Sunday evening, becoming the first French President to visit Bangladesh in more than three decades.

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