PM Modi to attend G-20 Leaders’ Summit-2021

At the two-day G-20 Summit, starting from October 30 in Italy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to direct a united global approach to deal with the situation in Afghanistan and combating challenges of climate change & covid-19 pandemic.

Highlights

  • The prime minister is set to travel Rome to attend 16th G-20 Summit and Glasgow to attend World Leaders’ Summit of COP-26, from October 29 to November 2.
  • Modi will participate in16th G-20 Summit in Rome from October 30-31, accepting the invitation of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.
  • Italy is holding the presidency of G-20 since December 2020.

About G-20

  • G-20 is a leading global forum that brings together the major economies of the world.
  • Members of the grouping account for more than 80 per cent of the World’s GDP, 60 percent of the world’s population and 75 per cent of global trade.
  • It holds meeting every year since 1999 and a yearly summit since 2008.
  • G-20 has become a premier global forum for international economic cooperation.

Rome Summit

  • Heads of state and government of G-20 member countries, European Union and other invited countries & international organisations will be attending the G-20 summit.
  • G-20 leaders will deliberate on several key challenges like climate change, covid-19 pandemic and overcoming poverty & inequality across the world.
  • They will also discuss the situation in Afghanistan.

What is expected from India?

  • Prime Minister Modi is expected to present India’s perspective for combating the key challenges facing the world.
  • He is also expected to call for a united approach for situation in Afghanistan and deal with covid-19 pandemic & climate change.
  • This is the eighth G-20 summit that PM Modi would be attending.

Theme of the summit

Rome summit has been centred around the theme “People, Planet, Prosperity”. It focuses on areas of recovery from covid-19 pandemic and strengthening the health governance across the world.

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