The G20 presidency will be held by Italy in 2021, Indonesia in 2022, India in 2023, and Brazil in 2024, according to an announcement made during the G20 Riyadh summit held on Sunday.
G20 leaders during Saudi King Salman’s virtual address on Sunday (Photo Credits: PTI)
India will host the G20 summit in 2023, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement on Sunday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took part in the virtual G20 Riyadh summit on Sunday hosted by Saudi Arabia.
As per the Osaka declaration from 2019, India was initially slated to host the G20 summit in 2022 after the 2020 summit in Riyadh and the 2021 summit in Italy.
However, the statement from the MEA revealed that the G20 presidency will be held by Italy in 2021, Indonesia in 2022, India in 2023 and Brazil in 2024.
“We thank Saudi Arabia for hosting a successful Riyadh Summit and its contribution to the G20 process. We look forward to our next meetings in Italy in 2021, Indonesia in 2022, India in 2023 and Brazil in 2024,” the G20 Riyadh Summit Leaders Declaration said on Sunday.
— G20 Saudi Arabia (@g20org) November 22, 2020
Referring to India hosting the G20 summit in 2023, a source told news agency PTI, “The order of the rotating presidency is decided among member states on the basis of consultations and mutual convenience.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the virtual G20 Riyadh Summit on Sunday emphasized the need for reformed multilateralism in a post-Covid world.
Addressing a G-20 summit side event, ‘Safeguarding the Planet: The Circular Carbon Economy Approach’, PM Modi said in a recorded message that the world must tackle climate change in an integrated manner.
“Rather than seeing labour as a factor of production alone, the focus must be on the human dignity of every worker,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while also referring to the International Solar Alliance (ISA) which has already gained 88 signatories. He also made mention of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), which has 18 countries as signatories, including nine from among the G20.