New Delhi: The White House has said that India played a key role in negotiating the G20’s Bali Declaration, which included Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message on the Russia-Ukraine conflict that “today must not be an age of war”. The G20’s Bali Declaration on Wednesday acknowledged differences among members over the Russia-Ukraine war but stressed that international law must be respected, including the protection of civilians caught up in conflicts. Members of the group made it clear that they were against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons and called for “peaceful resolution of conflicts”. “Today’s era should not be one of war,” echoing remarks made by Prime Minister Modi during a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the SCO summit in September.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters at her daily news conference on Friday, “India played an important role in negotiating the declaration of the summit. Prime Minister Modi made it clear that today is not an era of war.” Should be.” “Among other priorities, we have a path to address current food and energy security challenges while continuing our efforts to build a resilient global economy,” he added.
India will take over the presidency of G20 in December
US President Joe Biden returned from Indonesia on Thursday after attending the G-20 summit in Bali. India assumes the presidency of the G20 in December, which all its members and the international community say will be a significant milestone in the group’s history. “Prime Minister Modi’s relationship was critical to this outcome, and we look forward to supporting India’s G20 presidency next year. We look forward to that next meeting,” Jean-Pierre said.
United States | We made the G20 summit a success. President Biden spoke with PM Modi and the Indonesian President. India played a key role in negotiating the declaration of the summit. PM Modi made it clear that today’s era should not be one of war: White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre pic.twitter.com/XxrmQOjany
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G20 accounts for 85 percent of global GDP
He said Biden spoke with Modi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo on the sidelines of the summit. The members of the G20 are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union. , Collectively, the G20 accounts for 85 percent of global GDP, 75 percent of international trade, and two-thirds of the world population, making it the premier forum for international economic cooperation.