# PM Modi Proposes Virtual Session to Review Summit Decisions
New Delhi: The eagerly awaited two-day G20 Delhi Summit reached its culmination, delivering a series of significant developments and deliberations that concluded with an extraordinary proposal from India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. On September 10, Modi ceremoniously handed over the symbolic gavel to Brazil’s President, Luiz Inacio da Silva, extending his best wishes for Brazil’s upcoming presidency.
During the summit’s closing moments, Prime Minister Modi highlighted that India’s G-20 presidency would remain in effect until November 30, providing over two months for India to lead the group. Modi put forward a proposition to convene a virtual session of the G-20 towards the end of November, aimed at reviewing the suggestions and decisions formulated during the leaders’ summit.
“In the last two days, you have voiced your perspectives, provided recommendations, and tabled numerous proposals. It is our duty to thoroughly examine these suggestions to determine how we can expedite their implementation,” remarked Modi.
“I propose we schedule another virtual G20 session at the end of November. During this session, we can evaluate the issues that were agreed upon during this summit. Our teams will share the specifics with all of you. I hope all of you will join this session,” he added.
With this announcement, Prime Minister Modi officially declared the G20 summit closed.
Notably, the G20 presidency last year held by Indonesia and Brazil will hold the presidency after India. Brazil is set to assume the presidency (officially) of the elite grouping on December 1 of this year.
The summit witnessed the participation of notable leaders, including German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, and Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin did not attend the summit.
The G20 Delhi Summit leaves a legacy of robust discussions and a clear path for Brazil to take the reins of this influential international gathering in the coming months.
The leaders who attended the summit include German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his Italian counterpart Giorgia Meloni, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin have not attended the summit.
Notably, the G20 is the premier forum for international cooperation, made up of 19 countries and two regional organizations— the European Union and the African Union. It was formed in 1999and the forum has met every year. However, due to COVID-19, the 2020 summit was held virtually.