G20 Summit: PM Modi says leaders’ declaration adopted

- September 9, 2023
| By : Patriot Bureau |

A consensus has been reached, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the first day of the G20 Summit

US President Joe Biden said the New Delhi summit has proven that the grouping can still drive solutions to its most pressing issues. (Photo: Twitter)

The G20 has officially embraced the New Delhi Leaders Summit Declaration, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.
He commended the collaborative efforts of the member states and their respective teams, emphasising the achievement of consensus.

Modi expressed his recommendation for the adoption of the G20 declaration during his address at the second session of the Summit held at the Bharat Mandapam. Following member approval, he confirmed the adoption of the declaration.

In a gesture of gratitude, the prime minister extended his thanks to ministers, sherpas, and all officials whose relentless dedication made this accomplishment possible.

“India’s G20 Presidency has been the most ambitious in the history of G-20. With 112 outcomes and presidency documents, we have more than doubled the substantive work from previous presidencies,” PM Modi said.

The G20 Leaders’ Summit is being attended by US President Joe Biden, Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva among others. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are not attending the summit.

Prime Minister Modi is chairing the G20 summit.

Hailing the breakthrough, India’s G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant posted on X, “Historical & Path breaking #G20 Declaration with 100% consensus on all developmental and geo-political issues. The new geopolitical paras are a powerful call for Planet, People, Peace and Prosperity in todays world . Demonstrates PM @narendramodi leadership in today’s world.”

It is understood that the G20 countries agreed on the new text to describe the Ukraine conflict that was circulated by India this morning.

There was no consensus on the text to describe the Ukraine issue at the G20 Sherpa meeting that took place in Nuh district of Haryana from September 3-6.

The G20 operates under the principle of consensus.

Both Russia and China had agreed to the two paragraphs on the Ukraine conflict in the Bali declaration, but they backtracked from it this year creating difficulties for India.

Almost all key meetings held under India’s G20 presidency including those of finance and foreign ministers, could not come out with consensus documents in view of opposition from Russia and China to any text referring to the Ukraine conflict. (With inputs from PTI)