G20 Summit | US and Indian pursuits in the foreground
Defence Redefined
Published on 09/09/2023 at 09:59

Certainly, the person in the spotlight in India, whose capital New Delhi is hosting the G20 summit this weekend, is Rishi Sunak.

The first British Prime Minister of Indian origin has arrived with his wife Narayana Murphy. The couple’s presence overshadows that of other leaders who have arrived in the Indian capital, such as Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni.

The agenda of the discussions of the leaders of the 20 most powerful economies entails economic issues and in particular the fear of hunger, all linked to Russia’s war in Ukraine and the interruption of the agreement on the export of Ukrainian grain.

More than 250 million people face acute food insecurity worldwide and by deliberately attacking Ukraine, the Kremlin is depriving them of the food they desperately need, European Council President, Charles Michel, commented shortly after his arrival in New Delhi.

As the arrivals of the leaders continue, Indian diplomacy moves behind the scenes in search of consensus on a joint communique.

The US President is in India as part of the G20 Summit also seeking to gain diplomatic ground in relation to his country’s competitors. Joe Biden wants to take advantage of the absence of Russia and China; nonetheless, Antonio Guterres is talking about a dysfunctional family.

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine dominating and causing disunity, Summit host Narendra Modi will try to bring other issues to the table. At the top of the Indian Prime Minister’s agenda are developing countries and the African Union’s inclusion in the G20.

Source: Euronews

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