Brazil Gets G20 Presidency

Brazil Gets G20 Presidency
  • PublishedSeptember 11, 2023
  • Kazeem Badmus

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has formally handed over the G20 presidency to Brazil at the closing ceremony of the annual summit held in New Delhi this weekend.

Modi handed over the ceremonial gavel of the presidency to Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

World leaders at the G20 summit on Saturday

OSUN DEFENDER reports that India had the presidency of the G20 since Dec. 1, when it took over from Indonesia, and will continue to hold the position until Nov. 30.

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The medium also reported that African Union was formally accepted into the G20 during the summit.

During the two-day summit, the bloc adopted a consensus declaration that made commitments on several issues, including food and energy security, climate change, and global debt vulnerabilities.

Modi, on Sunday, also proposed a “virtual summit” of the grouping at the end of November to assess the status of the suggestions and proposals put forth by members and determine “how their progress can be accelerated”.

“In that session, we can review the topics decided during this summit,” Modi said, adding that details would be shared with members.

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