Prime Minister Narendra Modi was handed over the presidency of G20 by Indonesian President Joko Widodo amid a round of applause, as the two-day bloc leaders’ summit in Bali came to a close on Wednesday. The Group of 20 major economies adopted a joint declaration and produced other partnerships, Widodo said in his closing comments. Later, he handed over the gavel of presidency to PM Modi. India will officially assume the presidency from December 1.
PM Modi said India taking over the G20 presidency is a matter of pride for every citizen of the country. “Together with every countries’ efforts, we can make the G20 summit a catalyst for global welfare,” he said. Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra said India has contributed ‘constructively’ to drafting of G20 ‘outcome document’.