| 16 June 2024, Sunday |

India hands over G20 presidency to Brazil

At the closing ceremony of the G20 summit, which was held in New Delhi this past weekend, India formally passed the presidency of the grouping over to Brazil on Sunday.

Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva received the ceremonial gavel of the president from India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to complete the transfer of power.

India has 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.

During the two-day summit, the bloc adopted a consensus declaration that made commitments on several issues, including that of 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.

  • Reuters