Exciting news on the global stage: President Joe Biden is set to embark on a significant journey to India next week, marking a momentous occasion as he participates in the G20 Summit. The White House has officially announced that President Biden will also engage in a bilateral meeting with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the summit, slated for September 8.
As the current President of the G20, India will host leaders from around the world for the two-day summit, scheduled for September 9 and 10 in New Delhi. During this high-profile gathering, President Biden will take the opportunity to applaud Prime Minister Modi for his exceptional leadership within the G20, emphasizing India’s pivotal role on the global stage.
According to the White House, President Biden’s schedule includes his arrival in New Delhi on Thursday, September 7, followed by the bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Modi on Friday, September 8. The heart of the summit, taking place on September 9 and 10, will see President Biden and his G20 counterparts engage in discussions covering a wide range of global challenges.
President Biden to Attend G20 Summit in India
These discussions will encompass critical topics such as the transition to clean energy, the urgent battle against climate change, strategies to mitigate the economic and social repercussions of Russia’s conflict in Ukraine, and enhancing the capabilities of multilateral development banks, including the World Bank, to combat poverty and address global challenges.
While in New Delhi, President Biden will not only commend Prime Minister Modi for his G20 leadership but also reaffirm the United States’ unwavering commitment to the G20 as the primary forum for economic cooperation. The U.S. is slated to host the G20 in 2026, underscoring the enduring importance of this international collaboration.
The G20, an intergovernmental forum representing the world’s major developed and developing economies, collectively contributes to approximately 85% of global GDP, over 75% of global trade, and serves as home to roughly two-thirds of the global population.
Following his engagement at the G20 Summit in India, President Biden will journey to Hanoi, Vietnam, on September 10. During his time in Hanoi, the President is set to meet with General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and other key leaders. Their discussions will center on opportunities for enhancing collaboration between the United States and Vietnam, focusing on fostering a technology-driven Vietnamese economy, expanding educational exchanges and workforce development programs, addressing climate change, and bolstering peace, prosperity, and stability within the region.
This significant trip underscores the importance of international cooperation and diplomatic dialogue in addressing the world’s most pressing issues, and it is expected to yield fruitful discussions and collaborations between nations.