New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a three-day visit to Indonesia this afternoon, November 14, to attend the 17th G20 Summit in Bali.
During the Summit, G20 Leaders will deliberate upon key issues of global concern under the Summit theme of “Recover Together, Recover Stronger”. Three working sessions will be held as part of the G20 Summit Agenda. These are food and energy security, health, and digital transformation.
The G20 Summit programme also includes a Leaders’ visit to a mangrove forest in Bali on the 16th of this month. On the sidelines of the Summit, Prime Minister Modi will have several bilateral interactions with the G20 leaders to brief them on India’s evolving G20 priorities. He will also address and interact with the Indian community in Bali.
At the closing session of the Summit, the Indonesian President will symbolically hand over the G20 Presidency to Prime Minister Modi. India will formally assume the G20 Presidency from 1st December this year. AIR reports,
India will host the next G20 summit in September next year. India’s G20 presidency hopes to provide new strength, direction, and perspective to G20 discussions on diverse subjects which include green development, digital transformation, women led development and a greater voice to the Global South in issues of international economic cooperation.
The G20 is a premier forum for international economic cooperation and it plays a crucial role in shaping and strengthening the global architecture and governance on all major international economic and development issues.
G20 members represent around 85 percent of the global GDP, over 75 percent of the global trade, and about two-thirds of the world’s population.