US State Department official spokesperson Matthew Miller has expressed high praise for the G20 Leaders’ Summit, affirming that “We absolutely believe it was a success.”
US President Joe Biden with Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: Reuters)
The G20 Leaders’ Summit held in Delhi under India’s presidency received praise from the United States, who called it a successful event. The summit concluded with enthusiasm on Sunday, following the joint announcement of the ambitious India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) by leaders from the US, India, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, France, Germany, Italy, and the European Union.
During a press briefing on Monday, US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller expressed confidence in the success of the G20 Summit, highlighting the organization’s significance as a large group that includes members such as Russia and China. Miller also addressed Russia’s absence from the New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration, emphasizing the importance of the statement calling for the respect of territorial integrity and sovereignty, which is directly related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
World leaders at the two-day summit praised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his decisive leadership and for championing the voice of the Global South. They also commended India’s hospitality and the successful organization of the summit, with the country’s message of unity resonating strongly with delegates.
This marked the first time India hosted the G20 Summit, which focused on various issues including inclusive growth, digital innovation, climate resilience, and equitable global health access. The G20 member countries, representing a significant portion of global GDP, trade, and population, include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK, the US, and the European Union. Additionally, the African Union was admitted as a permanent member of the G20 during the summit.