The most ambitious G-20 presidency in the organization’s history was that of India. 39 annexed documents (presidency documents, excluding Working Group outcome documents) and 73 outcomes (lines of effort).
G20 Delhi Declaration : New language on Ukraine
The text to characterize the Ukraine issue was not agreed upon by the negotiators during the G20 sherpa meeting, which took place in Haryana from September 3 to September 6. The summit might not have come to a conclusion if there had been no agreement.
India proposed a revised paragraph on the Ukraine war, which was approved by the group leaders, to prevent such a conclusion.
“This [Saturday] morning, the Indian side distributed the draft paragraph on the Ukraine problem to the other G20 members. Right now, the other states are giving it some thought. The language is acceptable in some countries, a G7 member said under the condition of anonymity.
The New Delhi Leaders Declaration broadly focuses on 5 key areas:
- Strong, Sustainable, Balanced, and Inclusive Growth
- Accelerating Progress on #SDGs
- Green Development Pact for a Sustainable Future
- Multilateral Institutions for the 21st Century
- Reinvigorating Multilateralism
The Quad, comprising India, US, Japan and Australia, has been focusing on practical cooperation to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific in the backdrop of China’s increasing military muscle-flexing in the region.
The African Union formally took its seat as a new member of the G20 Saturday at the invitation of summit host and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.