Today is the last day of India's G20 presidency. Brazil will be leading the G20 presidency for the next one year from tomorrow. Under India's G20 presidency, the 18th G20 Summit successfully concluded in New Delhi in September this year. Several global important issues were discussed by the members of G20 nations during the summit. India took several path breaking initiatives and decisions under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
One of the important decisions was to include the African Union under the ambit of G20. Apart from this, the Global Biofuel Alliance had launched to intensify the use of biofuels by fostering global cooperation. Another important decision was the launch of the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor and Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment. These initiatives are an effective medium of economic integration between India, West Asia, and Europe and offer a sustainable direction for global connectivity and development. G20 New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration was adopted unanimously which reflects the growing stature of India on the world stage.
During the Summit, the Prime Minister made a special case for adopting a human-centric approach while seeking new solutions to decade-long problems. Mr. Modi also highlighted the importance of technology in development by giving the example of digital public infrastructure. India’s Presidency achieved the herculean tasks bringing all the nations together on the same page on several key issues.