New Delhi is set to host the G20 Summit on September 9 and 10, attracting leaders from across the globe, including US President Joe Biden. President Biden’s arrival in India is scheduled for September 7, positioning him in the country two days prior to the G20 Summit’s commencement. During his visit, President Biden will engage in bilateral talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 8, addressing a spectrum of pressing global issues, including clean energy and climate change.
G20 Summit in New Delhi
The White House has conveyed its acknowledgment of Prime Minister Modi’s leadership in hosting the G20 Summit in New Delhi. President Biden is poised to participate in the summit proceedings on September 9 and 10. Subsequently, on September 10, he will embark on a visit to Hanoi, Vietnam, where he will meet with Vietnam’s Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong.
President Biden’s Early Arrival
Notably, President Biden’s visit to New Delhi is set to focus on efforts to mitigate the economic and social impacts arising from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s conflict in Ukraine. Discussions will encompass measures to bolster the capacities of multilateral development banks, including the World Bank, to enhance the fight against poverty. During this visit, President Biden will reaffirm the United States’ commitment to India and shed light on the nation’s hosting of the G20 Summit in the year 2026. Collaborations with fellow G20 leaders will revolve around pivotal global concerns, particularly in the realms of clean energy and climate change.
Addressing Economic and Social Impacts
The G20 Summit has gained attention due to notable absences, with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin opting out of the event. As India hosts the summit for the first time, experts are characterizing it as a strategic triumph for the nation.
In addition to President Biden, prominent leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and Brazilian President Lula da Silva, are confirmed participants in the G20 Summit in Delhi. During the conference, Prime Minister Modi is set to transfer the G20 Presidency to Brazilian President Lula on September 10, marking a significant transition. The next G20 Summit is slated to be held in Brazil.
Global Issues on the Agenda
This edition of the G20 Summit will also welcome guest countries, including Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Ministry of External Affairs has established a total of 35 hotels to accommodate senior leaders, dignitaries, and missions from around the world attending the summit.