Last Updated: September 09, 2023, 10:39 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended a warm welcome to the heads of delegations from more than a dozen nations, guest countries, and international organizations at the summit venue in New Delhi, marking the commencement of the 18th G20 Summit.
At the Bharat Mandapam convention center in Pragati Maidan, PM Modi welcomed Director IMF Kristalina Georgieva, World Bank President Ajay Banga, and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
The Prime Minister also welcomed his heads of state from South Africa, Turkey, the UK, and from other countries. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and US President Joe Biden reach the state-of-the-art venue.
A Leaders Declaration will be adopted at the conclusion of the New Delhi Summit. On Friday, a number of world leaders and heads of state arrived in New Delhi including US President Joe Biden and United Nations chief Antonio Guterres.
President Droupadi Murmu today extended a warm welcome to all world leaders arriving in New Delhi for the mega diplomatic event.
“India’s G20 Presidency theme, ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – One Earth, One Family, One Future’, is a global roadmap for sustainable, inclusive, and human-centric development. I wish the participants of the G20 Summit every success in their efforts towards realising this vision,” President Murmu wrote on X.
During the G20 presidency, India has focused on various issues like inclusive growth, digital innovation, climate resilience, and equitable global health access. By leveraging its presidency, India is fostering collaborative solutions that benefit its own population and contribute to the broader global well-being.
The summit is being attended by over 30 heads of state and top officials from the European Union and invited guest countries and 14 heads of international organisations.