Buenos Aires ,Argentina –Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday confirmed that India will host the G20 summit in the year 2022 when the country will complete 75 years of independence.
The Prime Minister made the announcement at the concluding session on the third day of the G20 Summit in Argentina. Originally slated to host the summit in the year 2021, the Prime Minister expressed his gratitude towards Italy for accepting their request to host the G20 in 2022.
"It is India's 75th Independence Day in 2022 and we had requested Italy if we can get 2022 instead of 2021 (for hosting the G20 summit). They accepted our request, and everyone else also accepted it. I'm grateful and I invite leadership from across the world to come to India in 2022."
Taking to his Twitter account, Prime Minister said, "In 2022 India completes 75 years since Independence. In that special year, India looks forward to welcoming the world to the G-20 Summit! Come to India, the world's fastest-growing large economy! Know India’s rich history and diversity, and experience the warm Indian hospitality."
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar also tweeted about India "Playing hosts in 2022!"
"Playing hosts in 2022! At the concluding session of #G20Argentina, PM @narendramodi announced that coinciding with our 75th anniversary of independence, India will host the #G20Summit in 2022," the MEA spokesperson tweeted.
The G20 Summit is an international forum bringing together the 20 leading and emerging economies of the world, that account for 85 per cent of the world's economy and over two-thirds of the population, to hold discussions over tackling the various economic challenges in the world.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Modi met President of European Council Donald Tusk and the President of European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker on the final day of the summit. He also met Argentina President Argentina Mauricio Macri over breakfast at his official residence. The two leaders held discussions on bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture and food processing, space, defence, oil and gas, and civil nuclear energy. (ANI) ---