Prime minister Narendra Modi will have a hectic schedule as he embarks on a three-day visit to the Indonesian city of Bali for the 17th G-20 Summit that starts today.
“I will be visiting Bali, Indonesia on November 14-16, 2022, to participate in the 17th G-20 Leaders’ Summit, to be chaired by Indonesia. I will meet with leaders of several other participating countries, and review the progress in India’s bilateral relations with them,” PM Modi said in his pre-departure address.
PM Modi will hold bilateral meetings with leaders of various countries. In his tentative schedule, PM Modi is expected to meet leaders from France, Indonesia, Spain and Singapore.
PM Modi will meet Indonesia President Joko Widodo. He is also expected to meet the PM of Spain, Pedro Sánchez Pérez Castejón, the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, and Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore.
This G20 summit is a significant one, as President Widodo of Indonesia will hand over the G20 Presidency to India. India will officially assume the G20 Presidency on December 1, 2022.
PM Modi, in his departure statement, said, “I will also extend my invitation to G20 members.” During my interactions at the G20 Summit, I will highlight India’s achievements, and our unwavering commitment to collectively address global challenges. India’s G20 Presidency will be grounded in the theme ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ or ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’, which underlines the message of equitable growth and a shared future for all.”
PM Modi will be attending three sessions that are part of the Bali Summit. These include sessions on food and energy security, a session on digital transformation, and a session on health.
“During the Bali Summit, I will have extensive discussions with other G20 leaders on key issues of global concern, such as reviving global growth, food and energy security, environment, health, and digital transformation,” he said.
On November 15, PM Modi will also address the Indian community in Bali.