Pakistanis were very complimentary of India for hosting the 18th G20 Leaders’ Summit so successfully. The high-profile event, held on September 9 and 10, at Delhi’s Pragati Maidan’s state-of-the-art Bharat Mandapam, attracted heads of state from over 30 nations and representatives of major international organizations. The New Delhi Declaration was unanimously adopted by the G20 member states during the two-day mega-huddle. The members of the declaration even made mention of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine and urged all nations to abstain from using force to seize new territory, without directly criticizing Russia.
Among other key takeaways from the summit were announcement of an India-Middle East-Europe trade corridor and the formal induction of the African Union (AU) as a full member of the G20.
India took over the G20 presidency on December 1 last year at the summit in Bali and will continue to hold the mantle till the end of November. However, on the concluding day of the summit, PM Modi handed over the gavel of G20 Presidency to Brazilian President Lula da Silva.