G20 Summit in India: Who’s Joining World Leaders, Who’s Not?

Abdur Rahman Khan

G20 Summit in India

The G-20 summit will be inaugurated on September 8 in New Delhi, India. The main conference will be held on September 9-10. Leaders from the world’s 20 most economically prosperous countries will discuss and find solutions to key global issues including digital transformation, climate finance, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and food security.

However, observers believe that the conference has lost a lot of importance due to the announcement that the heads of government of two important countries such as Russia and China will not attend.

A report by Indian media NDTV has listed the leaders who have confirmed to attend the summit and those who have decided not to attend. It has been said in the Indian media that there will be some bilateral meetings parallel to this conference.

US President Joe Biden
US President Joe Biden will arrive in Delhi on September 7 to attend the G-20 summit. According to a White House statement, Biden will also hold a bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the two-day conference. On September 9 and 10, Biden and other top leaders will discuss various issues. Leaders will discuss the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on the global economy and society and capacity building of multilateral development banks.

According to the latest news, US First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for Covid. President Biden has also been tested for Covid. His report came negative for coronavirus.

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak
Rishi Sunak is visiting India for the first time after becoming the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by participating in the G20 Summit.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has confirmed that he will attend the G20 summit in Delhi. Anthony will visit Indonesia and the Philippines after the conference. Ahead of the G-20 summit, Albanese stressed on prosperity, stability, sovereignty and lasting peace in India’s Pacific region.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to Indonesia to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Network (ASEAN) summit before attending the G20 summit in India.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has confirmed his presence at the upcoming G20 summit in New Delhi. In an interview with German radio station Deutsche Land Funk ahead of his visit to India, Scholz said the G20 summit was important despite the absence of heads of government from countries like Russia and China.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will attend the G20 summit in New Delhi. He may lead criticism of Russia over the Ukraine war.

South Korean President Yoon Suk-Yo
Yoon Suk-Yeo confirmed his presence at the G20 summit in Delhi. He can highlight North Korea’s increasing provocation and nuclear threat to world leaders.

French President Emmanuel Macron
Emmanuel Macron will be in Delhi on September 9 and 10 to attend the G-20 summit. Apart from this, he is expected to hold bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on various issues. After that, Makhon will visit Bangladesh.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his full support for Narendra Modi’s chairmanship of the G-20 summit in India. India has been talking about making the African Union a permanent member of the G20.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is visiting India to attend the G20 summit. In the conference, he will discuss several issues including climate change.

Alberto Fernandez, President of Argentina
Alberto Fernandez confirmed to attend the G20 summit.

Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu
Nigerian President Bola Tinubu is going to attend the G20 summit. He will talk about promoting foreign investment and raising global capital for infrastructure development.

World leaders who will not attend this summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin
This time, Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that he will not attend the G-20 summit. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant against Putin on charges of war crimes. Putin is not traveling abroad to avoid arrest. Earlier, he was not physically present at the BRICS summit held in South Africa. However, like BRICS, the country’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov will be present as Russia’s representative at the G20 conference.

Chinese President Xi Jinping
After Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping also announced that he would not attend the G20 summit. Among them, China-India tension is now at its height due to BRICS expansion and India’s Himachal Pradesh being shown as their territory on the new map.

However, Prime Minister Li Qiang will attend the G20 summit as China’s representative.

It is the first time that Chinese President Xi Jinping is not participating in the G-20 summit which started in 2008. He participated in this summit online in 2020 and 2021 during the global corona pandemic.

Leaders who have not confirmed their presence

European Union leaders
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel are yet to confirm their presence at the G20 summit.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is unlikely to attend this year’s G-20 summit.

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni
The presence of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni at the G20 summit is uncertain.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has not yet confirmed his participation in the G20 summit.

Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia
Mohammed bin Salman is likely to attend the G-20 summit in New Delhi. However, the official has not yet confirmed.

Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is likely to attend the G-20 summit to be held in New Delhi. Bangladesh is one of the countries invited by India to participate as an observer.

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