As India assumes Presidency of G20, PM Modi discusses global economy with world leaders at Summit

Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar, at back, with President Biden and PM Modi at G20 Summit in Bali Nov. 14-15, 2022. Photo: Twitter @narendramodi

Bali [Indonesia], November 15 : On the sidelines of G20, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with U.S. President Joe Biden and Indonesian President Joko Widodo and exchanged views on the development agenda for the global economy.

In a readout of the Modi-Biden-Widodo meeting, the White House said, “He (President Biden) looks forward to continuing to support the G20’s work under India’s Presidency.” Facing significant global challenges, the 3 leaders discussed “how the G20 continues to demonstrate its collective capacity to bring together major economies to advance sustainable and inclusive growth in our economies and beyond, tackle the ongoing climate, energy, and food crises, strengthen global health architecture and promote technological transformation,” the White House readout said.

“PM @narendramodi, President @jokowi and @POTUS @JoeBiden meet on #G20Indonesia margins. Working with Leaders to shape the priorities and development agenda for the global economy,” the Ministry of External Affairs tweeted on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Furthermore, PM Modi also welcomed support for India’s G20 Presidency and expressed views on focus areas of the G20.

PM Modi also met with his Netherlands counterpart Mark Rutte during the ongoing G20 Summit in Bali, calling it an excellent interaction.

“Excellent interaction with @MinPres Mark Rutte during the @g20org Summit,” PM Modi wrote on Twitter.

He also met the President of Senegal, Macky Sall and exchanged views on boosting India-Senegal ties. Moreover, PM Modi also interacted with the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva and Indian-American economist Gita Gopinath, the IMF’s Deputy managing director.

PM Modi meets IMF chief K. Georgiva and Gita Gopinath at G20 meetings in Bali Nov. 14-15, 2022. Photo: Twitter @narendramodi

Insightful deliberations with President @Macky_Sall on boosting India-Senegal ties and deepening cooperation with Africa. @PR_Senegal

PM Modi with U.K. PM Rishi Sunak at the G20 meetings in Bali Nov. 14-15, 2022. Photo: Twitter @narendramodi

PM Narendra Modi also met his UK counterpart Rishi Sunak and French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

“With my friend President @EmmanuelMacron during the @g20org Summit earlier today,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with French President Emanuel Macron at the G20 Summit in Bali November 14-15, 2022. Photo: Twitter @narendramodi

WHO Chief and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also briefly interacted on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Bali.

Sharing a picture of his meeting with PM Modi on Twitter, WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “Thank you #India Prime Minister @narendramodi for your collaboration with @WHO on hosting and building the global traditional health centre. Together for #HealthForAll!”

The 17th edition of the G20 Summit will focus on key global concern issues under the theme ‘Recover Together, Recover Stronger.’

Earlier on November 15, PM Modi addressed the G20 working session on Food and Energy Security, reiterated India’s long-standing position in favor of dialogue and diplomacy in Ukraine, and said “We have to find a way to return to the path of the ceasefire” in Kyiv.

“I have repeatedly said that we have to find a way to return to the path of ceasefire and diplomacy in Ukraine,” PM said.

Referring to India as the “holy land of Buddha and Gandhi” PM Modi said that he is confident that the next year when G20 meets they will all agree to convey a strong message of peace to the world.



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