New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday issued a departure statement ahead of his Indonesia visit for the G20 Leaders’ Summit
“During the Bali Summit, I will have extensive discussions with other G20 Leaders on key issues of global concern, such as reviving global growth, food & energy security, environment, health, and digital transformation,” he said in the statement shared by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
The Prime Minister stated that on the sidelines of G20 Summit in Bali, “During the Bali Summit, I will have extensive discussions with other G20 Leaders on key issues of global concern, such as reviving global growth, food & energy security, environment, health, and digital transformation. On the sidelines of the G20 Summit, I will meet with Leaders of several other participating countries, and review the progress in India’s bilateral relations with them. I look forward to addressing the Indian community in Bali at a Reception on 15 November 2022.”
In a significant moment for India, the President of Indonesia Joko Widodo will hand over the G20 Presidency to India at the closing ceremony of the Bali Summit. India will officially assume the G20 Presidency from December 1. “I will also extend my personal invitation to G20 Members and other invitees to our G20 Summit next year,” he added.
PM Modi further mentioned that during his interactions at the G20 Summit, he will highlight India’s achievements, and unwavering commitment to collectively address global challenges. “India’s G20 Presidency will be grounded in the theme “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” or “One Earth One Family One Future”, which underlines the message of equitable growth and shared future for all,” he stated.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave today for Indonesia to take part in the G20 summit hosting leaders of 20 countries — representing around 85 per cent of the global GDP, and about two-thirds of the world population — to hold discussions on key issues of global concern under the theme of “Recover Together, Recover Stronger”.
During his visit, the Prime Minister will hold bilateral talks with the world leaders and brief them on India’s evolving G20 priorities. This G20 summit is also important because India is slated to hold the presidency from December 1, 2022 for a one-year period, and the presidency handover will take place during this Bali summit.
“India’s G20 presidency is coming at a time of crisis and chaos in the world. The world is going through the after-effects of a disruptive once-in-a-century pandemic, conflicts and a lot of economic uncertainty. The symbol of the lotus in the G20 logo is a representation of hope in these times,” PM Modi said at the launch of India’s G20 logo last week.
During the summit, the world leaders will hold discussions on important issues of contemporary relevance including global economy, energy, environment, agriculture, health, and digital transformation, etc.
The Bali Summit, slated for November 15-16, comprises three working sessions at the leaders’ level, in which PM Modi will be participating. These include sessions on food and energy security, a session on digital transformation, and a session on health.
The G20 Summit program also includes a leaders’ visit to what is called Bahasa Indonesia, Taman Hutan Raya, a mangrove forest in Bali, on November 16. During his visit, PM Modi will also address and interact with the Indian community and friends of India and Bali, at the Indian community reception on November 15.