PM Modi to attend 15th G20 Leaders' Summit on November 21-22
The focus of the summit will be on an inclusive, resilient and sustainable recovery from COVID-19
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 15th G-20 Leaders' Summit to be held on November 21 and 22 on the theme "Realising the opportunities of 21st Century for all".
The Prime Minister will attend the summit being held in a virtual format at the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, which is the host country, Official Spokesperson Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Anurag Srivastava said at his weekly media briefing on Thursday.
This will be the second meet of G20 leaders this year, after the Extraordinary Leaders' Summit organised in March after the telephonic conversation between PM Modi and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
During the March meet, the leaders developed a timely understanding among the G20 countries to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and forged a globally coordinated response, Srivastava said.
On the upcoming G20 Summit, he said, "The focus of the summit will be on an inclusive, resilient and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19. During the G20 summit, the leaders will discuss pandemic preparedness and the ways and means to restore jobs. The leaders will also share their vision for building an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future."
India will enter the G20 troika (a three-member country committee chaired by the current summit presidency) along with Saudi Arabia when Italy will take over the G20 presidency on December 1, he added.