G20 Summit: World leaders assembled last week in Bali, Indonesia, where the Ukraine war continued to be a major topic.
In her most recent press briefing, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi “made it clear that today’s political era should not be of conflict,” referring to the Ukraine-Russia war that erupted in February of this year.
She added that India played a crucial role in the negotiations leading up to the G20 Summit declaration. Top world leaders attended the two-day conference, which was held in Bali, Indonesia, and ended earlier this week. Among them were US Vice President Joe Biden and UK Foreign Secretary Rishi Sunak.
Undoubtedly one of the most important talking points was the conflict in Ukraine.
Karine Jean-Pierre told journalists on Friday that the G20 leaders’ summit was a success and added that the US and India are collaborating closely on several problems, including those relating to food and energy. “We discussed the present problems with food and energy security as well as the attempts to create a strong global economy. Relationship with PM Modi was essential to this result.
Next year, we’re excited to support India’s G20 chairmanship “She emphasized.
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The G20 summit‘s statement reflected PM Modi’s call for “no war.” Following the conference, the leaders issued a joint statement in which they expressed their “strongest condemnation” for the Russian Federation’s actions against Ukraine and urged “its absolute and unequivocal withdrawal from Ukrainian land.”
The statement added, “We agree that security challenges can have substantial ramifications for the global economy, but that the G20 is not a suitable platform to resolve security matters.”
PM Modi had emphasized during the meeting that “we must find another way to revert to the path of truce and diplomacy in Ukraine. The Second Planet War wrecked damaged the world throughout the last century. Following that, the leaders of the era made a concerted effort to follow the road of peace. It’s now our turn.
From December 1, India will be in charge of the G20 chairmanship. The G20 members also emphasized in the joint statement that they were “looking forward to convening once more in India in 2023, in Brazil in 2024, and South Africa in 2025.”
On the sidelines of the summit, Biden conferred with Modi and Joko Widodo of Indonesia.
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union make up the G20. The G20 is the most important platform for global economic cooperation because its members collectively make up 85% of the world’s Production, 75% of global trade, and 2/3 of the world’s population.