G20 Summit

G20 Summit: Foreign guests start arriving to attend G-20 summit

New Delhi

India is presiding over the G-20 countries this year, and the arrival of foreign guests to attend the G20 summit in New Delhi has started on Thursday. Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Secretary-General Mathias Cormon, and the United Mexican State’s Economy Minister Raquel Buenostro Sanchez have also arrived in Delhi. The G20 leaders’ summit will be held on September 9–10 in the national capital. India has been a member of the WTO since 1995 and of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) since 1948.

Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar reached New Delhi on Thursday to participate in the Jugnauth Summit. He was received at the airport by Shripad Naik, Minister of State for Union Ports and Shipping. A traditional folk dance was also organized to welcome him outside the airport. In an interview with a news agency, Jugnauth appreciated India’s G-20 chairmanship and said that there could not have been a better theme for the summit than One Earth, One Family, and One Future, which is based on the concept of Vasudhaiva Kutumbkam. He also thanked India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inviting Mauritius and said that his country will make an important contribution to the summit.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed his visit to India for the G20 summit and will also hold bilateral meetings with heads of state and government to strengthen South Africa’s diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties. Preparations have been made on a large scale for the G-20 summit going to be held in the capital, Delhi. Special arrangements have been made for the safety of foreign guests, while world-class arrangements have been made for their stay and food. Many Union ministers have been given responsibility for the arrangements.

The program of leaders from all over the world coming to India to attend the G-20 summit may have started on Thursday, but the heads of state of most of the countries will reach India on September 8, i.e., today. These include US President Joe Biden, UK PM Rishi Sunak, Japan’s PM Kishida Fumio, Australia’s PM Anthony Albanese, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, China’s PM Li Qiang, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, etc. Along with these leaders, heads of state from many other countries, including Canada, the UAE, and Turkey, will also reach Delhi today.

A deep glimpse of Indian culture will be seen at the dinner hosted by the President of India on September 9 for distinguished guests from all over the world attending the G-20 Summit. It will be an instrumental concert, Bharat-Vadya-Darshanam, which includes 34 Hindustani instruments, 18 Carnatic instruments, and 40 folk instruments from Indian states. A total of 78 artists will be included in it, including 11 children, 13 women, 7 disabled artists, and 21 elderly artists.

In conclusion, the G20 summit in Delhi has been a busy and exciting event, with various leaders from around the world arriving to attend the summit. The President of India, Pankaj Saran, has expressed his concerns about the absence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and the lack of support from Russian President Vladimir Putin.