G20 Summit 2023 highlights: PM Modi visits ‘Crafts Bazaar’ at Bharat Mandapam
G20 Summit 2023 highlights: The 2-day G20 Summit, held at Bharat Mandapam Convention Centre in New Delhi, concluded on Sunday. This blog has been closed now.
G20 Summit 2023 highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the closure of the two-day G20 Summit held in the national capital New Delhi. Earlier today, he received the world leaders at Rajghat, the samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, where they paid homage and laid a wreath to the father of the nation.
On Saturday, PM Modi hosted the leaders of over 30 countries and organisations, including US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, on the first day of the 18th G20 Summit, organised at Bharat Mandapam Convention Centre in New Delhi.
The opening day of the G20 Summit witnessed several crucial developments, including the consensus on the Delhi Declaration, the formal induction of the African Union to the group, a biofuel alliance and the announcement of the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IECC EC). India, the US, UAE, Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, Italy and the European Union signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish the IECC EC.
The day concluded with President Droupadi Murmu hosting a lavish dinner for nearly 400 guests at the G20 venue, with Modi welcoming the global leaders from the reception dais, whose backdrop showcased the ruins of the Nalanda University in Bihar.
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- Sep 10, 2023 09:07 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: Canadian PM's plane suffers technical snag; delegation to extend stay
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's plane has encountered a technical snag, airport officials said. Consequently, the Canadian delegation will remain in India until tomorrow morning, as the on-ground engineering team will require some time to address and resolve the issue.Sep 10, 2023 08:57 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: PM Modi visits ‘Crafts Bazaar’ at Bharat MandapamSep 10, 2023 07:46 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: ‘Mahatma Gandhi's principle of trusteeship root for Ind-US partership,’ says Biden
US President Joe Biden, following the conclusion of his visit to India for the G20 Summit, stated that the foundation of the India-US relationship is rooted in Mahatma Gandhi's principle of ‘trusteeship’. He expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the visit to Raj Ghat earlier today. Biden wrote on X. “The partnership between India and the United States is rooted in Mahatma Gandhi’s principal of trusteeship – trusteeship that is shared between our countries and for our shared planet. Thank you, Prime Minister for bringing us here today.”Sep 10, 2023 07:30 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: PM Modi holds bilateral meeting with his Netherlands counterpart
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held a bilateral meeting with Netherlands counterpart Mark Rutte on the sidelines of G20 Summit. Taking to X Modi said, “Excellent meeting with Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte. We talked about ways to enhance friendship between our nations. The scope of cooperation for our businesses is immense. We also look forward to strong ties in clean energy, semiconductors, digital technology and more.”Sep 10, 2023 07:07 PM IST
PM Modi holds bilateral meeting with African Union ChairpersonSep 10, 2023 06:39 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: ‘Glad to see our Trade & Tech Council in action,’ tweets European Commission President
Following the conclusion on G20 Summit in New Delhi on Sunday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wrote on X, “A strong partnership with India is paramount for Europe. Glad to see our Trade & Tech Council in action. And to have launched with you a historic project, the India – Middle East – Europe Economic Corridor. We also look forward to progress on a Free Trade Agreement. This would unlock the great potential in our partnership. Thank you for your skilful leadership of the G20.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to X and commented on his meeting with Ursula von der Leyen, “Great meeting with @EU_CommissionPresident @vonderleyen and@eucopresident @CharlesMichel. Subjects such as improved connectivity, trade and technology featured prominently in our discussions. India-EU cooperation in futuristic sectors including green hydrogen is very laudatory.”Sep 10, 2023 06:07 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: PM Modi holds bilateral talks with Brazilian President
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held bilateral talks with President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on the sidelines of G20 Summit. Earlier in the day, Modi concluded the G20 Summit in New Delhi by passing the ceremonial gavel to Brazil, which will take the bloc's presidency next year.
“I want to congratulate Brazil's president and my friend Lula da Silva, and hand over the presidency's gavel to him,” Modi said.Sep 10, 2023 06:03 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: ‘Deleberations were extensive,’ says PM Modi on meeting with South Korea's Yeol
After a bilateral meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the “deliberations were extensive”.
“The deliberations with President Yoon Suk Yeol were extensive. Reviewing the complete spectrum of bilateral relations, we agreed to further boost commercial and cultural ties between India and the Republic of Korea,” Modi wrote on X.Sep 10, 2023 05:55 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: Director General of ILO congratualates India on Delhi Declaration
Director General of International Labour Organization Gilbert F. Houngbo on Sunday congratulated Indian presidency for “G20 declaration” that was adopted on Saturday after consensus was achieved. He said he is glad “there was a consensus that fast which is a positive development”.
“I want to congratulate the Indian presidency for this declaration. It is not easy to negotiate but I was glad that there was a consensus that fast which is a positive development,” the Director General of the International Labour Organization said.
He further said, “Not only one planet, one family one future but also we are looking at a future where we are driving the whole economy, whole life toward much more use of technology and artificial intelligence.”Sep 10, 2023 05:36 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: ‘I was about to cry,’ says AU chairperson on being member of G20
Regarding the African Union (AU) becoming a permanent member of the G20, its chairperson, Azali Assoumani, said, “I was about to cry. It was a great emotion for me. Because actually, we thought that there was going to be a debate and then a decision would be taken but at the very beginning of the Summit it was announced that we were a member.” (ANI)
The African Union became a permanent member of the G20 on Saturday at a summit of leaders of the world’s largest economies in New Delhi, marking the first expansion of the bloc since it was created in 1999 to cope with a series of financial crises.Sep 10, 2023 05:21 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: PM Modi tweets about meeting with Germany's Olaf Scholz
After a bilateral meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on the sidelines of G20 Summit, PM Modi took to X saying, “Very good meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Delhi. Thanked him for enriching the G-20 Summit with his views. Also discussed how India and Germany can continue working together in clean energy, innovation and work towards a better planet.”Sep 10, 2023 05:14 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: French President Macron congratulates PM Modi over Chandrayaan-3's success
During their bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit, French President Macron congratulated PM Modi on India's successful Mission Chandrayaan 3.
The two leaders also discussed the extensive six-decade-long collaboration between India and France in the field of space, taking stock of progress since the inaugural Strategic Space Dialogue held in June 2023.
Additionally, they acknowledged the robust civil nuclear partnership between India and France, noting positive advancements in talks regarding the Jaitapur nuclear plant project. They welcomed the ongoing commitment from both sides to enhance bilateral cooperation, including joint efforts to develop Small Modular Reactor (SMR) and Advanced Modular Reactor (AMR) technologies. They also looked forward to the upcoming signing of a dedicated declaration of intent in this regard. France reiterated its strong and unwavering support for India's membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group.Sep 10, 2023 05:05 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: Actor Shah Rukh Khan congratulates PM Modi on the meet
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan on Sunday took to X (formerly Twitter) to congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the successful G20 Summit. “Congratulations to Hon. PM @narendramodi ji for the success of India’s G20 Presidency and for fostering unity between nations for a better future for the people of the world,” he said.
“It has brought in a sense of honour and pride into the hearts of every Indian. Sir, under your leadership, we will prosper not in isolation but in Oneness. One Earth, One Family, One Future,” he further wrote.Sep 10, 2023 04:58 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: Excluding Russia from grain deal talks will not be sustainable, Erdogan says
Any initiative to revive the Black Sea grain deal that isolates Russia is not likely to be sustainable, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in a press briefing after the conclusion of the G20 summit in New Delhi on Sunday, Reuters reported.Sep 10, 2023 04:46 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: What industry analysts think about the meet outcomes
Sanjeev Krishan, Chairperson, PwC in India
India has tried to balance the aspirations of the developing world with those of the developed world leveraging the theme of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (One Earth - One Family - One Future) - working towards solving complex problems collectively and inclusively. Specific actions on Global Bio-fuel Alliance, enabling cities of Tomorrow and India-Middle East- Europe Corridor are just a few great examples of sowing the seeds for a cleaner, sustainable, inclusive and connected world. India's presidency is leaving a strong legacy, as per the honourable PM's quote "leaving no one behind" which the next set of presidency will have to carry forward. The summit positions India as a strong consensus builder on a varied set of thematics critical for our sustainable future.Sep 10, 2023 04:42 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: Actions of few do not represent Canada, says Canadian PM Trudeau
On Khalistan extremism and "foreign interference", Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, "Both the issues came up. Over the years, with PM Modi, we have had many conversations on both of those issues... Canada will always defend freedom of expression, freedom of conscience, and freedom of peaceful protest and it is extremely important to us.. at the same time we are always there to prevent violence and to push back against hatred. I think on the issue of the community, it is important to remember that the actions of the few do not represent the entire community or Canada. The flip side of it, we also highlighted the importance of respecting the rule of law and we did talk about foreign interference...," reports ANI.Sep 10, 2023 04:39 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: India greatest trade partner in South Asia, says Turkey's Erdogan
President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, "....India is our greatest trade partner in South Asia. And we have great potential to enjoy primarily in the field of economy and many others...," reports ANI.Sep 10, 2023 04:20 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: Modi Trudeau hold bilateral talk
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of the G20 Summit and discussed full range of India-Canada ties across different sectors.
In a post on X, Modi said, "Met PM @JustinTrudeau on the sidelines of the G20 Summit. We discussed the full range of India-Canada ties across different sectors."
Modi has held several bilateral meetings over the last three days as world leaders gathered for the G20 Summit that concluded on Sunday. (PTI)Sep 10, 2023 04:02 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: British PM Rishi Sunak emplanes for UK after ‘productive’ Summit
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak concluded his two-day long visit to India as he departed on Sunday after attending a successful G20 Leaders Summit in New Delhi.
“As UK Prime minister departs from India. Congratulations to the G20 presidency, the G20 summit, which has been ambitious, inclusive, determined and action-oriented. A huge thank you to all of those involved. To our Indian hosts, who once again have shown atiti Devo Bhava,” British High Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis said today.Sep 10, 2023 03:48 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: PM Modi holds bilateral talks with French President Macron
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held bilateral talks with French President Emmanuel Macron and said they discussed a series of topics.
"A very productive lunch meeting with President Emmanuel Macron. We discussed a series of topics and look forward to ensuring India-France relations scale new heights of progress," Modi said in a post on X.Sep 10, 2023 03:34 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: Macron expresses concern over emerging countries ‘shifting climate responsibility’ to rich nations
After attending the G20 Summit, French President Emmanuel Macron said he is concerned by the fact many emerging countries seem to say climate change is the responsibility of rich countries.Sep 10, 2023 03:22 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: India to co-chair the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion organisation for the next three years
Ajay Seth, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance said, "For the next three years, India has been given the responsibility to co-chair the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion organisation...," reports ANI.Sep 10, 2023 03:11 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: Japanese PM Kishida says ‘pressed for immediate withdrawal of Russian troops’
Japanese PM Fumio Kishida said, "On Russia's aggression on Ukraine, throughout the meetings, Japan has pressed for the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops. The realisation of just & durable peace in Ukraine. We underscored our position that Russia's nuclear threat let alone its use of nuclear weapons is absolutely unacceptable. I also highlighted the importance of assistance from the global community to vulnerable populations under conflict…," ANI reported.Sep 10, 2023 02:56 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: Countries of the global south helped avoid Ukraine overshadowing G20 agenda, says Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the G20 summit in India a success and said that due to the consolidated position of the countries of the global south, Russia managed to ensure the G20 agenda was not overshadowed by the Ukraine conflict.
The Group of 20 adopted a consensus declaration at a summit on Saturday that avoided condemning Russia for the war in Ukraine but called on all states not to use force to grab territory. (Reuters)Sep 10, 2023 02:42 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: UK PM Sunak conveys ‘interference’ concerns with China premier
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Sunday conveyed the UK’s “significant concerns” about alleged Chinese interference in the UK's parliamentary democracy to the country’s Premier at the G20 Summit in New Delhi, after a UK media report revealed spying charges against two men.Sep 10, 2023 02:31 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: No 20 countries will agree on everything, but I congratulate India for a terrific declaration, says World Bank chief
World Bank President Ajay Banga said, “I consider the fact that there was a declaration, a tribute to the fact that the G 20 leadership found a way to give and take and negotiate and find a right way to agree and set a path to the world. The world is watching... 80% of the world's GDP was sitting in the room. If they would not agree that would not give a good message,” ANI reported.
"I actually compliment India, its leadership and the G20 leaders for being able to make sure that a terrific declaration comes out...There will be always challenges. No 20 countries will agree on everything. People will have to look after their national interests. But I am optimistic by the mood I saw in that room..." he said.Sep 10, 2023 02:25 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: 'Delhi's efforts also received support, blessings of Lord Indradev': LG Saxena on rains
Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena on Saturday said that the national capital is receiving rains due to the blessings of Lord Indra to ensure a pleasant stay for the guests who have arrived for the G20 Summit.Sep 10, 2023 02:19 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: Italy PM Meloni signals China her plans to Exit Belt and Road Initiative
Giorgia Meloni privately signalled to Chinese Premier Li Qiang that Italy is planning to exit from an investment pact that has become a test of her nation’s relations with the US. Read the full story hereSep 10, 2023 02:00 PM IST
G20 guests enjoy India’s musical heritage at dinner hosted by President Murmu
Dignitaries from across the world in Delhi for the G20 summit experienced musical performances from 78 artists that showcased India’s rich musical heritage using Hindustani, Carnatic, and folk instruments at the G20 gala dinner hosted by President Droupadi Murmu.
The ceremonial dinner was held on Saturday night at the Bharat Mandapam venue of the G20 Leaders Summit in the national capital that celebrated the country’s rich musical heritage – a mix of different styles of classical and contemporary music.
The musical arrangements encompassed the usage of various rare instruments showcasing our unparalleled and unique musical heritage.
These instruments include Sursingar, Mohan Veena, Jaltarang, Jodiya Pawa, Dhangali, Dilruba, Sarangi, Kamaicha, Matta Kokila Veena, Naltarang, Tungbuk, Pakhawaj, Rabab, Ravanhattha, Thal Dana, Rudra Veena, among others.Sep 10, 2023 01:51 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: PM Modi makes fresh push for UN reforms
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made a fresh push for reforms in global bodies including the United Nations, saying despite the increase in member states of the world body, the number of permanent members in the UN Security Council has remained the same.
Addressing the "One Future" session of the G20 Summit here, the prime minister said the world's 'new realities' should be reflected in 'new global structure'.
He said the world was different when the UN was founded with 51 members. Now the number of member states has risen to nearly 200, Modi said.
It is nature's law, Modi said, that those who don't change with times lose their relevance.Sep 10, 2023 01:45 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: India, Saudi Arabia likely to sign energy cooperation pact on Monday
India and Saudi Arabia are likely to sign an energy cooperation memorandum of understanding after a luncheon meeting of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday, reports Reuters.Sep 10, 2023 01:29 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: Brazilian Prez Lula says emotional after paying homage to ‘dear’ Gandhi
Ahead of the second day of the G20 Summit on Sunday, global leaders gathered at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial at Rajghat in New Delhi to pay their respects.Sep 10, 2023 01:22 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: Rajnath Singh says PM Modi has demonstrated Bharat's prowess as both a 'Vishwa Guru' and 'Vishwa Bandhu'
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on G20:
The historic G20 Summit in New Delhi has successfully concluded. India’s Presidency under the visionary leadership of PM Shri Narendra Modi has left an indelible mark on the world stage.
The consensus reached during the G20 Summit in New Delhi marks a historic milestone in bridging the global trust deficit and cultivating global trust and confidence.
The G20 Declaration, encompassing a consensus statement on the Ukraine war and other actionable tasks, demonstrates India's remarkable ability to bring the nations closer and transcend their differences for a common objective.
The G20 has launched the 'India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor', enhancing India's strategic involvement with the Arabian Peninsula and Europe. This initiative presents a unique opportunity for India to establish long-lasting connectivity between India and Arabia.
Under India's G20 Presidency, the African Union has been given permanent membership in the Group, fostering inclusivity and deepening cooperation with Africa. The admission of the African Union into the G20 is a significant achievement for PM Modi’s 'Global South' initiative.
PM Shri Narendra Modi has successfully demonstrated Bharat's prowess as both a 'Vishwa Guru' and 'Vishwa Bandhu'. His inclusive and people-centric approach has truly defined Bharat's G20 Presidency. I congratulate PM Modi for his exemplary leadership and vision.Sep 10, 2023 01:15 PM IST
Let’s give you a roundup of the G20 New Delhi Summit
• Russia praises G20 consensus declaration that avoid direct criticism of Moscow for the war in Ukraine as 'balanced"
• EU official says Ukraine issue was the most contentious issue and dragged out negotiations until the last moment
• G20 leaders including U.S. President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak gather at Rajghat, the memorial to the father of the Indian independence movement, Mahatma Gandhi, on the banks of the Yamuna river.
• Britain commits $2 billion to the Green Climate Fund to help developing countries cope with climate change
• Biden skips final session of the summit, flies to Vietnam for talks
Inputs from ReutersSep 10, 2023 01:11 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: PM Modi hands over G20 ceremonial gavel to Brazilian president
Marking the ceremonial transfer of the G20 presidency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday handed over the gavel to Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva who hailed India for giving voice to topics of interests of emerging economies.
At the concluding session, Modi handed over the gavel and offered best wishes to Brazil for the presidency. Brazil officially will take over the mantle of the presidency of the elite grouping on December 1 this year. (PTI)Sep 10, 2023 12:41 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: Israeli PM terms India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor 'largest cooperation project' in history
Welcoming the announcement of the ambitious India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has described it as the "largest cooperation project in our history" that will "change the face of the Middle East, Israel, and will affect the entire world".
The new economic corridor, which many see as an alternative to China's Belt and Road Initiative, was jointly announced on Saturday by the leaders of the US, India, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, France, Germany, Italy and the European Union on the sidelines of the G20 summit in New Delhi.Sep 10, 2023 12:37 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: PM Modi to hold lunch with France's Emmanuel Macron
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold a working lunch meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron today. PM will hold a pull-aside meeting with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and will later do bilateral meetings with Comoros, Turkey, UAE, South Korea, EU/EC, Brazil and Nigeria, ANI reports.Sep 10, 2023 12:24 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: European Commission prez pitch for AI regulation framework
Statement by the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at Session III of the G20, 'One Future':
One thing seems clear - the future will be digital. Today I want to focus on AI & digital infrastructure. As it has been described, AI has risks but also offers tremendous opportunities. The crucial question is how to harness a rapidly changing technology. It is telling that even the makers and inventors of AI are calling on political leaders to regulate.
What the world does now will shape our future. I believe that Europe – and its partners - should develop a new global framework for AI risks. It should protect us against systemic societal risks and foster investments in safe and responsible AI systems, at the same time. At global level we eventually need to reach the broader community of the United Nations.
We would need a similar body to the IPCC for climate, and here we need additional outreach to the scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators. They need to provide knowledge on the risks posed by AI – as well as the potential benefits for humanity.
Second, on Digital Public Infrastructures. They can be a real booster to emerging economies. India has achieved remarkable success in rolling out its Digital Public Infrastructures. We heard the Prime Minister, and we very much support his initiative.Sep 10, 2023 12:15 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: World Leaders take look at India's rich culture displayed at Bharat Mandapam
Amidst the bustling corridors of the G20 summit venue in New Delhi, an unsung hero of art and culture, hailing from the heartland of Bihar, Mithila Shanti Devi's presence at the G20 summit is a testament to the enduring power of art to connect people and cultures, said Press Information Bureau in a social media post.
It adds, her exquisite Madhubani paintings have brought her not just acclaim but also the coveted National Award for her extraordinary craftsmanship.Sep 10, 2023 12:00 PM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: A delegate from South Africa applauds craft expo at the Bharat Mandapam
A delegate from South Africa Zodwa Lallie visited the craft expo at the Bharat Mandapam, She says, "I think it is absolutely marvellous. It is an absolute showcase of craftsmanship and the beauty of handmade items from India...What is great is the way it empowers women from rural areas. More than anything else, it's just a beautiful showcase."Sep 10, 2023 11:58 AM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: India did a good job of being a voice of the global south, says Stephane Dujarric
"I think it (craft exhibition) is wonderful...I think the presidency has done a very good job of being a voice of the global south & the fact that they managed to get a consensus is a testament to the leadership of G20...," says Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres.Sep 10, 2023 11:52 AM IST
Recap: Shashi Tharoor hails India's G20 Sherpa for Delhi Declaration consensus
Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday hailed India's G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant for the 'Delhi Declaration' consensus, and said it was a "proud moment for India at G20".
Tagging Kant's remarks in an interview on how the consensus was achieved on the paragraphs on Russia-Ukraine, Tharoor said in a post on X, "Well done @amitabhk87!Looks like the IFS lost an ace diplomat when you opted for the IAS!"
"'Negotiated with Russia, China, only last night got final draft,' says India's G20 Sherpa on 'Delhi Declaration' consensus. A proud moment for India at G20!" Tharoor, a former under secretary-general, said in his post late Saturday night.Sep 10, 2023 11:43 AM IST
G20 shows unmistakable symbol of India’s rise at group photo
The monsoon rains eased as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed world leaders to the Raj Ghat memorial complex in central Delhi on Sunday, site of the eternal flame that burns for Mahatma Gandhi.
Gandhi led the nonviolent protests that brought India independence from British colonial rule in 1947. And Modi’s decision to use the second and final day of his Group of 20 summit to remind his guests of the Father of Nation was another message signaling India’s rise.
Symbolism is hard to escape in the so-called family photograph. It’s a G-20 tradition that offers a rare, unvarnished glimpse of the interaction between leaders — the warmth or chill of greetings, the backslapping, side chats, scowls or moments of awkwardness - and so points to the state of world relations.
Absent from this year’s lineup were China’s President Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin, both of whom skipped the summit amid tensions with the US and its allies.Sep 10, 2023 11:38 AM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: Five takeaways from the high-level conclave on its final day
* Russia praises G20 consensus declaration that avoid direct criticism of Moscow for the war in Ukraine as 'balanced"
* EU official says Ukraine issue was the most contentious issue and dragged out negotiations until the last moment
* G20 leaders including U.S. President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak gather at Rajghat, the memorial to the father of the Indian independence movement, Mahatma Gandhi, on the banks of the Yamuna river.
* Britain commits $2 billion to the Green Climate Fund to help developing countries cope with climate change
* Biden skips final session of summit, flies to Vietnam for talksSep 10, 2023 11:35 AM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: Presidencies of last year, 2024 hand over sapling to PM Modi
Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, representing the G20 presidencies of last year and the next year, handed over a sapling each to current chair Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.
The symbolic ceremony took place at the start of the third session, 'One Future', of the G20 Summit.
First Widodo handed over the sapling to Modi and then Lula da Silva presented the sapling to the prime minister, amidst applause from other leaders.
The G20 leaders summit will draw to a close this afternoon with India handing over the G20 presidency to Brazil.Sep 10, 2023 11:27 AM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE Updates: Chief Co-ordinator of India's G20 presidency Harsh Vardhan Shringla on conclave
Chief Co-ordinator of India's G20 presidency Harsh Vardhan Shringla says, "It was momentous because, in a normal multilateral process, you have to go to the end of any Summit to attain a consensus on an outcome document...The fact that we have come up with the consensus document with the support of our G20 partners on the first day of our presidency, is a tremendously positive news."Sep 10, 2023 11:25 AM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE: Delhi declaration in line with discussions, "stepping stone" for peace in Ukraine, says EU
The negotiations to arrive at the New Delhi declaration which was adopted by G20 leaders were “cumbersome” but it was in line with our discussions, said a European Union official familiar with the negotiations. The official said the EU was “satisfied with the text”.
The official praised the Indian leadership for its “wonderful job” and added that the New Delhi declaration was a “stepping stone” to bringing peace in Ukraine.
The declaration document which stated G20 countries will “unite” for a “just, and durable peace” in Ukraine will be helpful going ahead, the official added.
The New Delhi declaration adopted on Saturday, read, “We will unite in our endeavour to address the adverse impact of the war on the global economy and welcome all relevant and constructive initiatives that support a comprehensive, just, and durable peace in Ukraine that will uphold all the Purposes and Principles of the UN Charter for the promotion of peaceful, friendly, and good neighbourly relations among nations in the spirit of ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’.”Sep 10, 2023 11:25 AM IST
Biofuel alliance can generate opportunities worth $500 bn in next 3 years for G20 nations: Indian Biogas Association
Biofuel alliance can generate opportunities worth USD 500 billion in the next three years for G20 countries, according to Indian Biogas Association (IBA).
Biofuel alliance can be a win-win situation for G20 countries and the environment, IBA said.
According to a study by the IBA, the biofuel alliance can generate opportunities worth USD 500 billion in the next three years for G20 countries.
The findings of the study assume significance as India is currently hosting the G20 leaders' Summit in New Delhi.
Biogas can generate an opportunity of USD 200 billion, considering the least investment required, compared to other energy generation options and easy availability of raw materials, it stated.
Bioenergy/Biogas, in principle, has the potential to replace fossil fuels completely, especially to decarbonize the transport sector, it pointed out.Sep 10, 2023 11:24 AM IST
G20 Summit 2023 LIVE: No arrest risk for Putin at Brazil G20, says president Lula
Russian leader Vladimir Putin will not be arrested if he attends the G20 summit in Rio de Janeiro next year, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said.
The Russian president is skipping this year's gathering in New Delhi, avoiding possible political opprobrium and any risk of criminal detention under an International Criminal Court (ICC) warrant.
India is not a member of the ICC, which issued the warrant in March over accusations of unlawfully deporting Ukrainian children, a war crime.
The Kremlin insists the warrant against Putin is "void".Story SavedLive Score