Indian Prime Minister Modi has said that the G20 leaders’ announcement has been accepted

  • Recent Developments:
  • Indian Prime Minister Modi has said that G20 has reached a consensus on the Leaders’ Declaration
  • There were no immediate details on how deep the differences over Russia and Ukraine were handled
  • The deal will boost Modi’s image ahead of the elections

NEW DELHI, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced during a summit on Saturday that the G20 had adopted a declaration of consensus on issues facing the bloc.

He did not give any details about the compromise terms.

“On the back of hard work by all teams, we have reached a consensus on the declaration of the G20 leaders’ summit. I declare acceptance of this declaration,” Modi told the G20 leaders in Delhi.

Earlier, Modi opened the two-day meeting by calling on members to end the “global trust deficit” and announced the group’s permanent membership in a bid to make the African Union more representative.

“Today, as the Chair of the G20, India calls on the entire world to transform this global trust deficit into one trust and one trust first,” he said. “It’s time we all go together.”

The group is deeply divided over the war in Ukraine, with Western nations pushing for a strong condemnation of Russia in the leaders’ declaration, while others demand a focus on broader economic issues.

The declaration issued in Indonesia at the 2022 summit may be word for word, and while most countries condemned Russia’s invasion, there were dissenting views.

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An earlier 38-page draft of the final report reviewed by Reuters left the “geopolitical situation” column blank, while there was agreement on 75 other paragraphs covering issues ranging from global debt and cryptocurrencies to climate change.

Additional reporting by Manoj Kumar, Katya Golubkova, Krishnan Kaushik and Mayank Bharadwaj; Written by Raju Gopalakrishnan; Editing by Sanjeev Miklani, Jacqueline Wong and Kim Coghill

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