NEW DELHI, 10 SEPT. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced the end of the G20 Summit in New Delhi. This came after he marked the ceremonial transfer of the G20 Presidency by handing over the gavel to Brazilian President Luiz Incio Lula da Silva. PM Modi proposed a virtual G20 Session in November before the Presidency officially goes to Brazil. Lula hailed India for giving voice to topics of interest of emerging economies.
Brazil officially will take over the mantle of the presidency of the elite grouping on December 1. Speaking on the occasion, Lula da Silva congratulated Modi and thanked India for its efforts to give voice to the topics of interest to emerging economies.
Lula da Silva also listed social inclusion, the fight against hunger, energy transition and sustainable development as G20 priorities.
“Brazilian presidency of the G20 has three priorities – first, social inclusion and fight against hunger. Second, energy transition and sustainable development in its three aspects… Third, the reform of global governance institutions. All these priorities are part of the Brazilian presidency motto which says ‘building a fair world and a sustainable planet’. Two task forces will be created – global alliance against hunger and poverty and the global mobilization against climate change.”