PM Modi to attend G20 virtual summit to be held on November 21-22

New Delhi, 19 November: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 15th G20 Summit to be held between November 21 and 22 at the invitation of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is the current chairman of a group of countries with 20 major economies in the world.

However, the theme of this conference is ‘Recognizing Opportunities for All in the 21st Century’.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Shrivastava said in the weekly press conference held on Thursday that this is the second summit of G-20 countries to be held in this year.

“The G20 Extra Ordinary Leaders’ Summit was held in March following telephone talks between the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. In this, the leaders of the countries of the world discussed developing a mutual understanding to control the Covid-19 epidemic and to give a shared coordinated response against it,” informed Shrivastava

He apprised during the press briefing that the upcoming G20 summit will focus on efforts to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic as inclusive, strong and sustainable. In this, G20 leaders will discuss the epidemic-related preparations and ways and means to restore jobs.

India will become a part of the Troika (three-member committee) of the G-20 countries, with Italy becoming president of the G-20 countries on December 1.

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