Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday received G20 leaders at Rajghat where they paid pay tributes to ‘Father of Nation’-Mahatma Gandhi.
United Nations Secretary General António Guterres and IMF head Kristalina Georgieva were amongst the first to reach the venue.
Modi welcomed the dignitaries with an 'angrakha'.
After paying tributes to the Mahatma, the leaders will also sign on the 'Peace Wall' at the Leaders' Lounge.
India is hosting the G20 summit in New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan.
The two day summit is scheduled to end today after which the country will pass the presidency to Brazil.
Earlier, PM Modi informed that a consensus has been reached over a joint declaration by the leaders.
“I have received good news. Due to the hard work of our team, consensus has been built on New Delhi G20 Leaders' Summit Declaration,” the prime minister said at Bharat Mandapam.
Going into the G20 summit, there were a lot of speculations on whether leaders would be able to agree on a joint declaration. However, after several rounds of negotiations, the New Delhi declaration has been adopted.
Ministry of External Affairs has released the full 37 page document which covers areas ranging from healthcare to finance.
The biggest bone of contention among the leaders at G20 was the wording on Russia-Ukraine war. However, the New Delhi Declaration has been able to include the mention of the war. It said, “Today’s era must not be of war.” The leaders also “underscored that all states must act in a manner consistent with the Purposes and Principles of the UN Charter in its entirety”.
In the document, the leaders also acknowledged the impact of the war on global food and energy security, supply chains, macro-financial stability, inflation and growth.
Along with a consensus on Ukraine war, the G20 leaders have also committed to sustainable and balanced growth. The declaration reads, “We commit to accelerate the full and effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
The theme of India’s G20 presidency was “One Earth. One Family. One Future”. Notably, under India’s presidency, African Union has become a permanent member of the bloc. Since the formation of the bloc in 1999, this is the first time a new member has been added to the grouping.