Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Lula da Silva handed over saplings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of Session 3 of the G20 Summit…reports Asian Lite News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed “unwavering faith” in Brazil for leading the Group of Twenty (G20) presidency with dedication, vision and has also assured “all possible cooperation” to Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
India has passed the ceremonial gavel of the G20 presidency to Brazil on Sunday. “India passes the gavel to Brazil. We have unwavering faith that they will lead with dedication, vision and will further global unity as well as prosperity. India assures all possible cooperation to Brazil during their upcoming G20 Presidency. @LulaOficial,” wrote PM Modi on X. “I congratulate Brazilian President and my friend Lula da Silva and hand over the gavel of Presidency,” PM Modi said minutes before the New Delhi G20 Summit concluded.
Earlier Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Lula da Silva handed over saplings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of Session 3 of the G20 Summit. Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Sunday thanked India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts in conducting the G20 Summit and set forth three priorities under his country’s presidency of the grouping. These, the Brazil President said includes social inclusion and the fight against hunger, energy transition and sustainable development and reform of global governance institutions.
At the closing session of the G20 Summit in New Delhi, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said, “All these priorities are part of the Brazilian presidency motto which says ‘Building a fair world and a sustainable planet’. Two task forces will be created – Global Alliance against Hunger and Poverty and the Global Mobilisation against Climate Change.”
His remarks came after PM Modi handed over the ceremonial gavel of the Group of 20 presidency to him. The Brazilian President said that the world needs to redouble its efforts to achieve the goal of ending world hunger by 2030.
“Shared my thoughts during Session 3 of the G20 Summit. This Session focussed on the theme of ‘One Future.’ Emphasized on the need of the hour being to look beyond the idea of a Global Village and make the vision of Global Family a reality,” posted PM Modi on X after the closing ceremony.
While Indonesia held the G20 presidency last year, Brazil will hold the presidency after India. (ANI)
PM proposes virtual review session of G20 in Nov
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced the conclusion of the G20 Summit here and proposed to hold a virtual G20 session in November to review the suggestions and proposals made at the premier forum for international economic cooperation.
“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 to see how faster progress can be achieved on these,” PM Modi said.
“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 the G20 Summit,” he added.
Before declaring that the summit had ended, PM Modi handed over the ceremonial gavel of the Group of 20 presidency to Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
“I congratulate Brazilian President and my friend Lula da Silva and hand over the gavel of Presidency,” PM Modi said.
Earlier Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva handed over saplings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of Session 3 of the G20 Summit.
While Indonesia held the G20 presidency last year, Brazil will hold the presidency after India.
India took over the G20 presidency on December 1 last year at the G20 Summit in Bali and will continue to hold it till the end of November.
The New Delhi Declaration was adopted by G20 leaders on Saturday, the first day of the Summit.
The G20 leaders visited Rajghat on Sunday morning to pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi.
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