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PM emplanes for Bali to participate in G20 Summit


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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday departed for Bali, Indonesia to participate in the 17th G20 Leaders’ Summit.

He will hold extensive discussions with G20 Leaders on key issues of global concern such as reviving global growth, food and energy security, environment, health, and digital transformation.

In a departure statement ahead of proceeding to Bali, the Prime Minister said, “During the Bali Summit, I will have extensive discussions with other G20 Leaders on key issues of global concern, such as reviving global growth, food and energy security, environment, health, and digital transformation.”

The G-20 Leaders will deliberate extensively upon key issues of global concern under the Summit theme of ‘Recover Together, Recover Stronger’.

Three working sessions will be held as part of the G20 Summit Agenda – food and energy security; health; and digital transformation.

“On the sidelines of the G20 Summit, I will meet with Leaders of several other participating countries, and review the progress in India’s bilateral relations with them,” the Prime Minister added in his departure statement.

The Prime Minister is scheduled to have bilateral meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron, President of Indonesia Joko Widodo, Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sánchez Pérez Castejón and Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien.

Modi also said that he looks forward to addressing the Indian community in Bali at a Reception on November 15.

The Prime Minister also called handing over of G20 Presidency to India by President of Indonesia Joko Widodo at the closing ceremony of the Bali Summit- “a significant moment for our country and citizens.”

​India will officially assume the G20 Presidency from 1st December this year.

I will also extend my personal invitation to G20 Members and other invitees to our G20 Summit next year, the Prime Minister added.

“During my interactions at the G20 Summit, I will highlight India’s achievements, and our unwavering commitment to collectively address global challenges,” he said.

India’s G20 Presidency will be grounded in the theme ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ or ‘One Earth One Family One Future’, which underlines the message of equitable growth and shared future for all, the Prime Minister added.

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