The G20 leaders have wrapped up their summit in New Delhi after adopting a declaration on issues facing the bloc the previous day.
The two-day summit of the Group of 20 leaders which was held without the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, ended yesterday (Sunday, September 10).
In this meeting, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for reforms in the United Nations and announced the end of the meeting after handing over the next year’s presidency of the Group of 20 to the President of Brazil.
“I declare the G20 summit closed. May the roadmap of one earth, one family, and one future be joyful. May there be hope and peace in the entire world and with good wishes 1.4 billion Indians I thank all of you.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped up the Summit with back-to-back bilateral meetings with world leaders. PM Modi met French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and Turkish President Erdogan among other leaders to discuss bilateral ties and issues of global concern.
Referring to the war in Ukraine and the positions of the G20 member states, Brazilian President Lula da Silva said that the world needs peace and cooperation instead of war.
“The Brazilian presidency of the G20 has three priorities. The first one is social inclusion and the fight against hunger, energy transition and sustainable development in its three aspects, the vector social, the economic and environmental vector and thirdly the reform of global governance institutions.”
The president of Brazil also called for more representation of emerging countries in the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
According to reports, the meeting focused more on global economic issues and climate change, and the European Union has become a permanent member of the world’s top 20 economies.
At the end of their meeting, the G20 leaders issued a joint statement condemning the use of force for territorial interests and said that countries should not use force to occupy the region, but refrained from directly criticizing Russia.
The statement addresses the damage caused by the war in Ukraine but does not directly mention or criticize Russia.
The two-day meeting of the G20 leaders was held in New Delhi on September 9 and 10.Follow TKG on Twitter & Facebook