On the conclusion of the two-day G-20 Summit, Indonesian President Joko Widodo handed over the G20 presidency to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who said taking over the Presidency of the grouping is a matter of pride for every citizen in India.
At a brief ceremony, Indonesian President Joko Widodo handed over the G20 presidency to Prime Minister Modi at the conclusion of the two-day G20 Summit in Bali.
“Together with every country’s efforts, we can make the G20 summit a catalyst for global welfare,” Modi said.
The G20 or Group of 20 is an intergovernmental forum of the world’s major developed and developing economies.
The handing-over ceremony came as the member states issued a joint declaration.
We look forward to meeting again in India in 2023, in Brazil in 2024 and in South Africa in 2025,” the G20 Bali Leaders’ Declaration said.
The G20 comprises 19 countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK, the US and the European Union.
Prime Minister Modi has promised a presidency that will be “inclusive” and a voice of the developing countries.
The next summit will be held in New Delhi on September 9-10, next year.