New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in New Delhi after concluding his visit to Bali in Indonesia. He was on a three day visit to Bali to attend the 17th G20 Summit. Mr Modi has thanked the people of Indonesia, the Indonesian Government, and President Joko Widodo for their warm hospitality.

The Prime Minister had fruitful deliberations with various world leaders and also highlighted India’s position on key subjects. India was also handed over the Presidency of the G20 at the closing session of the G20 Summit in Bali yesterday. India will officially assume the G20 presidency from 1st of next month. At the closing session, the Indonesian President symbolically handed over the G20 Presidency to Prime Minister Modi.

Speaking at the closing session of G20 Summit in Bali, Mr. Modi said, it is a matter of pride for every Indian as the country takes over the presidency of the G20. He said, India is taking charge of the G20 at a time when the world is grappling with geopolitical tensions, economic slowdown, rising food and energy prices and the long-term ill-effects of the pandemic.

He assured the world leaders that India's presidency of G20 will be inclusive, ambitious, decisive, and action-oriented. Mr Modi said, India will strive

to ensure that the G-20 acts as a global prime mover to envision new ideas and accelerate collective action over the next one year. 

G-20 nations adopted the Bali declaration, expressing deep concern over the challenges posed to global food security exacerbated by current conflicts and tensions. The member nations expressed commitment to taking urgent actions to save lives, and prevent hunger and malnutrition.

The G20 member nations called for an accelerated transformation towards sustainable and resilient agriculture and food systems and supply chains. The declaration expressed a commitment to protect the most vulnerable from hunger by using all available tools to address the global food crisis.  It said they will take further coordinated  actions to address food security challenges including price surges and shortage of food commodities and fertilizers globally.  

The member nations  also extended support to the international efforts to keep food supply chains functioning under challenging  circumstances . On the G20 Sidelines of the summit, Mr Modi held bilateral meetings with the leaders of Indonesia, Singapore, Germany, Italy, Australia and the United Kingdom.

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