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G20 Summit Schedule: A Curtain Raiser for India's Global Summit

The Delhi G20 Summit is set to be a historic event, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to holding over 15 bilateral meetings with world leaders. As the world watches, this summit promises to shape global relations and address critical issues.

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The Delhi G20 Summit is set to be a historic event, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment to holding over 15 bilateral meetings with world leaders. As the world watches, this summit promises to shape global relations and address critical issues. In this article, we delve into the details of the PM's schedule and the significance of these meetings, highlighting how this event underscores India's role on the global stage.

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This high-profile event will convene prominent international leaders, such as US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. The summit will be hosted at the International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC) complex, also referred to as Bharat Mandapam, located within New Delhi's Pragati Maidan.

The Schedule Unveiled

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September 8: Building Key Partnerships

On the opening day of the Delhi G20 Summit, which falls on the 8th of September, the Prime Minister will engage in significant bilateral meetings. Among the notable leaders scheduled for discussions are representatives from Mauritius, Bangladesh, and the United States of America. These meetings will take place at the Lok Kalyan Marg (LKM) venue.

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September 9: Strengthening Global Ties

The second day of the summit, September 9, will witness a flurry of diplomatic activity. In addition to the G20 meetings, the Prime Minister has lined up crucial bilateral meetings with leaders from the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, and Italy. These discussions will be pivotal in strengthening India's global ties and fostering international cooperation on key issues.

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Schedule For G20 Summit Day 1: September 9

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Time 

Activity

0930-1030

Arrival of leaders and heads of delegations at the Summit Venue, Bharat Mandapam

Welcome photograph with the Prime Minister at Tree of Life Foyer, Level 2, Bharat Mandapam

Leaders and heads of delegation assemble in Leaders Lounge, Level 2, Bharat Mandapam Session 1: One Earth at Summit Hall, Level 2, Bharat Mandapam

1030-1330

Session 1: One Earth at Summit Hall. Level 2, Bharat Mandapam

Working lunch

1330-1500

Session II: One Family at Summit Hall, Level 2, Bharat Mandapam

Return to hotels

1900-2000

Arrival of leaders and heads of delegation for dinner

Welcome photograph on arrival

2000-2115 Conversation over dinner
2110-2145

Leaders and heads of delegation assemble in Leaders' Lounge, Level 2, Bharat Mandapam

Departure for hotels from South or West Plaza

 

September 10: A Day of High-Stakes Talks

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The final day of the Delhi G20 Summit, September 10, holds some high-stakes engagements. The Prime Minister will host a working lunch meeting with President Macron of France. This provides an excellent opportunity to discuss matters of mutual interest and cooperation. Additionally, there will be a pull-aside meeting with Canada and bilateral meetings with leaders from Comoros, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, the European Union/European Commission, Brazil, and Nigeria.

Schedule For G20 Summit Day 2: September 10

Time 

Activity 

0815-9000

The arrival of leaders and heads of delegations at Rajghat (in individual motorcades)

The signing of Peace Wall inside the Leaders' Lounge at Rajghat

0900-0920

Laying of wreaths at Mahatma Gandhi's Samadhi

Live performance of Mahatma Gandhi's favourite devotional songs

0920

Leaders and heads of delegations move to Leaders' Lounge

Departure for Bharat Mandapam in individual motorcades

0940-1015 Arrival of leaders and heads of delegation at Bharat Mandapam
1015-1028 Tree planting ceremony at South Plaza, Level 2, Bharat Mandapam
1030-1230

Session III: One Future at Summit Hall, Level 2, Bharat Mandapam

 Adoption of The New Delhio Leaders' Declaration

 

Significance of the Summit

The Delhi G20 Summit is not just another international gathering; it is a platform where leaders from the world's largest economies come together to address pressing global issues. India's hosting of this summit underscores its growing influence in the international arena.

Strengthening Diplomatic Relations

The bilateral meetings planned during the summit are a testament to India's commitment to strengthening diplomatic relations with key nations. These meetings provide an opportunity to discuss a wide range of issues, from trade and investment to security and climate change.

Addressing Global Challenges

The G20 is a forum where leaders collaborate to tackle some of the world's most pressing challenges. In a world grappling with a pandemic, economic uncertainty, and climate change, this summit serves as a critical platform for finding solutions and fostering international cooperation.

Showcasing India's Leadership

India's role as the host nation is significant. It allows India to showcase its leadership and commitment to global stability and progress. As the world's largest democracy and one of the fastest-growing major economies, India's voice at the G20 is influential and represents the aspirations of many nations.

Which World Leaders will not attend the G20 Summit?

The 2023 G20 Summit in New Delhi is a significant gathering of world leaders aimed at addressing pressing global issues and fostering international cooperation. However, notably absent from this year's summit are two prominent heads of state: President Vladimir Putin of Russia and President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China.

What is the agenda of the G20 Summit 2023? 

The 2023 G20 Summit in New Delhi will focus on six key agenda priorities:

  1. Green Development, Climate Finance, and LiFE: The summit will address environmental challenges by promoting sustainable development and climate finance strategies. This includes the utilization of Low-carbon Technologies for Fighting Epidemics (LiFE).

  2. Accelerated, Inclusive, and Resilient Growth: The objective is to foster economic growth that benefits all sectors of society, ensuring inclusivity while also building resilience to withstand economic shocks.

  3. Accelerating Progress on SDGs: The summit prioritizes the acceleration of advancements in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  4. Technological Transformation and Digital Public Infrastructure: The influence of technology will be explored, emphasizing the significance of a robust digital public framework.

  5. Multilateral Institutions for the 21st Century: Efforts will be made to modernize international institutions to address the evolving needs of the 21st century through reforms and innovative measures.

  6. Women-Led Development: The summit will promote the empowerment of women in all aspects of development, recognizing their invaluable contributions to both society and the economy.

While these are the main agendas for the G20 the world is waiting for the Joint Communique. 

The 18th G20 Summit scheduled to take place in New Delhi represents the culmination of a year-long series of G20 processes and meetings involving ministers, senior officials, and civil society representatives. At the conclusion of this summit, the G20 Leaders will adopt a declaration in which they affirm their commitment to the priorities that have been deliberated and agreed upon during various ministerial and working group meetings throughout the year.

What is a Joint Communique?

The G20 forum, consisting of the world's largest economies, is renowned for its ability to reach consensus among its member nations during its yearly summits. These summits culminate in the creation and issuance of a shared declaration by the participating countries. This formal statement, known as the Joint Communique or Leaders' Declaration, encapsulates the agreements and consensus achieved at the conclusion of the G20 Summit. This document serves as an official declaration that undergoes discussion and, once a consensus is reached, is signed at the end of the summit.

The Delhi G20 Summit is not just an event on the diplomatic calendar; it is a moment where the world's attention is focused on India and its role in shaping the future. The Prime Minister's commitment to holding more than 15 bilateral meetings with world leaders underscores India's dedication to strengthening global relations and addressing critical issues. As this historic summit unfolds, the world watches in anticipation of the outcomes that will impact us all.

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