Emmanuel Macron on India assuming G20 Presidency


Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday expressed confidence in India’s presidency of the G20, saying I have faith in my friend Narendra Modi to bring us together to build peace and a more sustainable world.

In a tweet, he quotes India’s G20 theme: “One Earth. One family. A future,” Macron said, “India has taken over the presidency of #G20India! I trust my friend @NarendraModi to bring us together to build peace and a more sustainable world.”

India officially took over the presidency of the G20 on December 1.

On December 1, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese wished India success in taking over the G20 presidency. The Albanian tweeted: “I wish @narendramodi the best of luck as India takes over the presidency of the G20.”

Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida also congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on India taking over the chairmanship of the G20. He looked forward to working with Prime Minister Modi to address the various challenges facing the international community.

“Congratulations PM Modi @narendramodi on taking the G20 presidency. Japan India As chair of the G7 next year, I also look forward to working closely with you to address the various challenges facing the intentional community,” Fumio Kishida tweeted.

US President Joe Biden has said that India is a “strong partner of the United States” and looks forward to supporting his “friend Prime Minister Modi” during India’s chairmanship of the G20.

In a tweet, Biden said, “India is a strong partner of the United States and I look forward to supporting my friend Prime Minister Modi during India’s presidency of the G20.”

“Together we will promote sustainable and inclusive growth while addressing common challenges such as the climate, energy and food crises,” he added.

While chairing the G20, Prime Minister Modi said that India will work to promote unity inspired by the theme of “One Land, One Family, One Future” and identified terrorism, climate change and the pandemic as the biggest challenges that can best be tackled together.

The G20 or Group of 20 is the world’s largest intergovernmental forum of developed and developing economies.

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and the European Union (EU).

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