NEW DELHI, India – India played an essential role in negotiating the Bali Declaration of the just concluded G-20 Summit in Indonesia, the White House said on Friday and applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for saying that today’s era must not be of war.
During the summit, Prime minister Narendra Modi exclaimed that it is time for the world to be united and peaceful, as it is not an era for war.
“India played an essential role in negotiating the summit’s declaration. Prime Minister Modi made clear today’s era must not be of war,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters at her daily news conference, as The Economic Times quoted.
“Among other priorities addressed, we have a path forward to addressing current food and energy security challenges while continuing our efforts to build a resilient global economy,” she said.
India takes over the presidency of G-20 in December, which all its members and international community say would be an important milestone in the history of the grouping.
“Prime Minister Modi’s relationship was critical to this outcome, and we look forward to supporting India’s G-20 presidency next year. We look forward to that next meeting,” Jean-Pierre said.
Recently, Prime Minister Modi met with the US President on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Bali.
The 2022 G20 Bali summit was the seventeenth meeting of Group of Twenty (G20), a summit scheduled to take place in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on 15–16 November 2022.
During the Bali Summit, G-20 leaders deliberated extensively upon key issues of global concern under the Summit theme of “Recover Together, Recover Stronger”.
At the Summit’s closing session, President Widodo symbolically hand over the G20 Presidency to Indian PM Modi. India will formally assume the G20 Presidency from December 1, 2022.
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Earlier, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced that he will visit India in March 2023 to lock India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA) deal and upgrade the relationship, according to the statement released by the Australian PM.
Addressing the presser, PM Albanese said on Wednesday he has discussed economic cooperation between Australia and India with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and is taking the discussion to another step.
“I also met with Prime Minister Modi of India, where we discussed the finalisation of the closer economic cooperation agreement between Australia and India, which we regard as being very important for expanding the economic relationship between Australia and India,” the statement read.
“I will visit India in March. We’ll take a business delegation to India. And that will be an important visit and an upgrade in the relationship that we have between our two nations.”
This announcement came on the sidelines of the 17th edition of the G20 summit.