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PM Modi took over G20 presidency for 2023 after successful summit at Bali

November 16, New Delhi: On the second and last day of 17th G20 summit 2022 at Bali Indonesia, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took over G20 presidency for 2023. In his closing remarks at the summit, PM Modi said that it is a matter of pride for every Indian as the country takes over the presidency. “We will organise G20 meetings in different states and cities in India.

Together we will make G20 a catalyst for global change,” he said. We discussed boosting avenues of India-Singapore cooperation in sectors such as the green economy, renewable energy, FinTech and deepening trade relations. Singapore is an important pillar of India’s ‘Act East’ policy. PM Modi talked with his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong highlighting the need to uphold international law and multilateral system that safeguards peace and stability.          

PM Narendra Modi met UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. After the meet on Wednesday, said in a tweet, “We discussed ways to increase commercial linkages, raise the scope of security cooperation in context of India’s defence reforms and make people-to-people ties even stronger,” prime Minister Narendra Modi held ‘fruitful’ talks with German chancellor Olaf Scholz on the side-lines of the G20 summit here and the two leaders examined ways to expand bilateral economic engagement and defence collaboration.             

According to the G20 declaration, most members say Ukraine war constrains growth, increasing inflation, heightening energy and food insecurity.                     

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PM Narendra Modi gifted ‘Patan Patola Dupatta’ (scarf) to Italian PM Giorgia Meloni, ‘Pithora’ to Australian PM Anthony Albanese, Mata Ni Pachedi to UK PM Rishi Sunak, Kangra miniature painting to US President Joe Biden.               

After spending two “productive days” at the G20 Summit with several world leaders and assumed the presidency of the influential grouping for the coming year left for India from Bali.

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