A day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi
hosts a virtual summit of G20 leaders, India
on Tuesday said the meeting will provide an opportunity
to discuss the implementation of the Delhi Declaration
, enhance cooperation on critical challenges and address gaps in global governance
. Addressing a press conference on the summit, India’s G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant
said that since the successful hosting of the leaders’ summit on September 9 and 10 and the unanimous adoption of the New Delhi Declaration
, the world has witnessed succession of events and several new challenges have emerged. He said that while development will be the main agenda of the meeting, the leaders may discuss many other issues.
“The virtual summit will provide an opportunity not only to discuss the implementation of the leaders’ declaration but also for the leaders to share views and enhance cooperation on critical challenges that we confront and address gaps in global governance, reaffirm our existing commitment to SDGs and move toward a reinvigorated multilateral system that is better positioned to positively impact people’s lives,” Kant said.
He said the prime minister will chair the summit starting 5:30 pm Wednesday.