New Delhi: Sunday is the second day of the 18th G20 summit chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Heads of state and delegates from many countries around the world have come to India to participate in it. Prime Minister Modi said on Saturday that India’s G20 chairmanship has been the most ambitious in history.
During the first day of the session, chaired by the PM, the G20 member states were unanimous “Summit Declaration by New Delhi Leaders” Have adopted. During this, PM Modi appealed to the world to move forward with the mantra ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’. It was also announced to become a permanent member of the African Union.
During this two-day conference, PM Modi was also seen holding bilateral meetings with many countries. He spoke to six heads of state including US President Joe Biden, UK Prime Minister Sunak, the Prime Ministers of Japan, Mauritius and Bangladesh.
During this, said Foreign Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar, the G-20 leaders condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and recognized that it is one of the gravest threats to international peace and security. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the need for a better, bigger and more efficient Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) was agreed upon.
Prime Minister Modi said, in the spirit of everyone’s efforts, today India also has some proposals on this platform for the G-20. Today, the need of the hour is for all countries to cooperate in the field of fuyu blending. Our proposal is that an initiative should be taken to take the ethanol mixture in gasoline to 20 percent globally or for the welfare of the world, we should work on finding some other mixture mix, so that the energy supply is maintained and the climate is also safe. In this context, we are today launching the Global Biofuel Alliance.
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Later in the evening, Indian President Draupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the G20 leaders and delegates to a gala dinner at the Bharat Mandapam, the venue here.
Before the dinner began, he welcomed the guests on a stage with the backdrop of the ruins of Nalanda University in Bihar and the theme of India’s presidency of the G20 – ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’.
The newly constructed International Convention and Exhibition Center and its lush green ‘lawns’ were seen glowing with colorful lights at night and its fountains and the statue of ‘Nataraja’ placed in front of the state-of-the-art building enhanced the grandeur of the venue.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres was seen wearing Indian traditional attire salwar kurta. International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director and President Kristalina Georgieva, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, arrived in Indian attire. In addition, World Bank President Ajay Banga and his wife Ritu Banga and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina were among the first to arrive at the newly built convention center in Pragati Maidan.
The G20 summit began at the Bharat Mandapam on Saturday and will conclude on Sunday.
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