18th G20 Summit comes to a close at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi; PM Modi officially hands over the G20 Presidency to Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

The 18th G20 Summit successfully concluded in New Delhi today with India handing over the Presidency to Brazil. In the closing ceremony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over the ceremonial gavel to the President of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva. Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Modi expressed confidence that under the Presidency of Brazil, the G20 would be able to achieve the common goals. He also proposed that one virtual session of the G20 forum may be conducted at the end of November to review the progress of the agenda decided in this Summit. 

After receiving the gavel, the Brazilian president said that in the present world, wealth is more concentrated while millions of human beings still go hungry. He underlined the need to address the issue of inequality in income, healthcare, education, food and gender. Earlier, Prime Minister Modi chaired the third session namely One Future. Chief coordinator for India's G20 Presidency, Harsh Vardhan Shringla said that during the Summit,  African Union's inclusion in G20 and adoption of the New Delhi Declaration were huge achievements for India.



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