New Delhi: The second day of the G20 summit begins with the world leaders visiting Rajghat in the national capital. PM Modi received several heads of state and delegates at Rajghat where all of them paid floral tributes to Mahatama Gandhi. At the same time, the leaders also witnessed a special live performance of Mahatma Gandhi’s cherished devotional songs.
The 18th G20 Summit represents the culmination of a year-long series of G20 processes and meetings involving ministers, senior officials, and civil societies.
Notably, the theme of this year’s G20 Summit, is Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam or “One Earth – One Family – One Future”, is drawn from the ancient Sanskrit text of the Maha Upanishad.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, “…As you all know India has the responsibility of G20 presidency till November 2023. In these two days, all of you gave a lot of suggestions and placed proposals. It is our duty that the suggestions we have received be reviewed once again so as to see how their progress can be sped up. I propose that at the end of November, we hold a virtual session of G20. We can review the topics decided in this summit, in that virtual session…I hope you all will connect in the virtual session…With this, I declare the conclusion of G20 session…’
Prime Minister Modi hands over the gavel of G20 presidency to President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
- UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a record climate aid commitment as the G20 Summit in India nears its commencement, said the British High Commission in India on Sunday.
- 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.
- US President Joe Biden departs from Delhi to Vietnam, after concluding the G20 Summit.
- Heads of state and government and Heads of international organizations pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi and lay a wreath at Delhi’s Rajghat.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, UK PM Rishi Sunak, Australian PM Anthony Albanese, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Premier of the People’s Republic of China Li Qiang, Prime Minister of Italy Giorgia Meloni, Japanese PM Fumio Kishida, President of the Union of Comoros and Chairperson of the African Union Azali Assoumani, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, President of Argentina Alberto Fernández, the Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, World Bank President Ajay Banga, DG World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom, Minister of Economy of United Mexican States, Raquel Buenrostro Sánchez, President of Asian Development Bank Masatsugu Asakawa, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, and other leaders and delegates observe a minute of silence and lay a wreath at Delhi’s Rajghat to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi.