New Delhi, India – September 10: With the successful conclusion of day one of the G20 Summit during India’s Presidency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the G20’s steadfast commitment to global welfare. In a tweet on the platform X (formerly Twitter), PM Modi expressed, “Under the collective commitment of its members, the G20 stands resolute in its mission to deliver for global good.”
During the summit, an intriguing moment arose as PM Modi, alongside World Bank President Ajay Banga, Brazil’s President Lula da Silva, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, and US President Joe Biden, posed for a group photograph. Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared the snapshot on X, stating, “A picture with Brazilian President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa, US President Joe Biden, World Bank President Ajay Banga.”
The first day of the G20 Summit in New Delhi saw extensive engagements among world leaders. Prime Minister Modi had a meeting with UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Delhi, and he expressed his appreciation, saying, “Was wonderful meeting His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Delhi. India deeply values his insightful views and passion towards furthering global good.”
The United States, India, Brazil, and South Africa reaffirmed their shared dedication to the G20’s mission of finding solutions for global challenges. US President Joe Biden, in a tweet on X, affirmed, “Together, the United States, India, Brazil, and South Africa reaffirm our shared commitment to the G20 – delivering solutions for our shared world.”
Biden also highlighted the G20 Summit’s focus, saying, “One Earth. One Family. One Future. That’s the focus of this G20 Summit: building resilient infrastructure, making quality infrastructure investments, and creating a better future that represents greater opportunity, dignity, and prosperity for everyone.” These four leaders, who met on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi, pledged to build upon India’s G20 Presidency’s historic progress in addressing global challenges.
“In this spirit, together with the World Bank President, we welcome the G20’s commitment to build better, bigger, and more effective multilateral development banks. This commitment underscores what we can do, by working together through the G20, to support our people toward a better future,” a joint statement declared.
The opening day of the G20 summit witnessed several significant developments, including the formal inclusion of the African Union into the group, unanimous approval of the Delhi Declaration, the establishment of a biofuel alliance, and the announcement of the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IECC EC).
India, the US, UAE, Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, Italy, and the European Union signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Saturday to establish the IECC EC.