New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked world leaders, including the presidents of France and the US, for their support of India’s presidency of the G20, the world’s group of 20 major economies.
In response to a tweet from French President Emmanuel Macron, PM Modi tweeted: “Thank you friend @EmmanuelMacron! I look forward to engaging in close consultation with you during India’s G20 Presidency as we work to draw the world’s attention to issues affecting humanity.”
Responding to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s congratulatory tweet, Prime Minister Modi said on Twitter: “Your support is important. Japan has contributed a lot to global prosperity and I believe the world will continue to learn from Japan’s achievements in various fields. Atkishida230.”
PM Modi also responded to congratulatory messages from Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and European Council President Charles Michel, tweeting his gratitude for their well wishes and kind words.
PM Modi also thanked US President Joe Biden, saying on Twitter: “Thank you, US President. Your valuable support will strengthen India’s G20 Presidency. It is important that we all work together to build a better world.
Congratulating India on assuming the G20 presidency, Biden tweeted, “India is a strong partner of the United States and I look forward to supporting our friend Prime Minister Modi during India’s G20 presidency. Together we will drive sustainable and inclusive economic growth.” while tackling common challenges such as the climate, energy and food crises.”
India took over the presidency of the G20 on December 1. The G20 accounts for 85 percent of the world’s gross domestic product and two-thirds of the population.
India will chair the G20 meeting next year. Prior to that, a long series of programs will continue throughout the year.
Prime Minister Modi expressed India’s determination to promote the spirit of “Dhara Ek, Kutumb Ek, Bhavishya Ek” in an article at the start of India’s G20 Presidency.