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G20: PM Modi To Chair Leaders' Summit; Delhi Declaration, Global Challenges Likely To Be Discussed

According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), the virtual G20 Leaders' Summit will focus on the key outcomes and action points from the G20 annual summit held in September under India's presidency

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to chair a virtual G20 Leaders' Summit today. It has been reported that the list of agendas to be discussed includes implementation of the Delhi Declaration and addressing new global challenges.

G20 Leaders' Summit: What to expect?

According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), the virtual summit will focus on the key outcomes and action points from the G20 annual summit held in September under India's presidency. Among the critical issues on the agenda are the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war and the recent Israel-Hamas conflict, with a focus on their impact on global stability and economic recovery.

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Speaking at a press conference, India's G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant, said that the summit is expected to see "excellent participation" from the leaders of the member countries. He further explained the upcoming virtual meeting as "rare and exceptional," noting that it provides PM Modi with a second opportunity to engage with global leaders during India's tenure as G20 President.

As per media reorts, the primary list of discussions include development alongside a whole range of other pressing issues. 

This virtual gathering comes on the heels of an extraordinary BRICS meeting focused on the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, underscoring the urgency of international dialogue on current global issues.

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Xi Jinping not attending, Putin to participate

However, much like last time, China's President Xi Jinping will not be attending the summit; instead, Premier Li Qiang will represent China following an invitation from India. 

The Kremlin announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin will participate in the virtual summit. This marks a change from his absence at the New Delhi G20 Summit in September, where he was represented by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. 

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