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The G20 Summit begins today: World leaders convene in Delhi’s Bharat Mandapam on a full program.

Updates on the G20 Summit PM Modi expressed optimism that the G20 Summit in 2023 will pave the way for innovative, inclusive, and human-centered development.
The 18th G20 Summit, which starts on Saturday, September 9, will bring together Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, and other international leaders at the expansive Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan.

The host nation, India, struggled for last-minute agreement on contentious subjects including the Ukraine war, climate change, and global governance as the national capital was spruced up and somewhat depopulated for the huge world event.

Leaders have already received warnings from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that their disagreements run the risk of igniting conflict and undermining public confidence.

The decision by Chinese President Xi Jinping to boycott the summit and send his Premier Li Qiang in its place diminished the significance of the G20 Summit even before it started.

Although Xi’s absence was not officially explained, Beijing and New Delhi have been at odds over a border issue.

However, Modi expressed optimism that the conclave will forge new ground in development that is both human-centered and inclusive. The top G20 representatives from India stated at a news conference on the eve of the two-day summit that the Declaration was “almost ready” and that they were hopeful of reaching a consensus on a joint communique while declining to get into the specifics of contentious issues like the Russia-Ukraine war and climate-related topics.

The G20 Summit’s complete schedule is provided below:

Day 1 (September 9)

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Leaders and delegation heads arrive at Bharat Mandapam, the location of the summit, and are greeted by the Prime Minister in a welcoming photo in the Tree of Life Foyer. Leaders and delegation heads then gather in the Leaders’ Lounge on Level 2 of the Bharat Mandapam.

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: A working lunch will be followed by the opening session, titled “One Earth,” at the Summit Hall at Bharat Mandapam.

There will be several bilateral meetings from 13:30 to 3:30.

3:30 to 4:45 p.m.: The summit’s second session, titled “One Family,” will take place before the leaders depart for their hotels.

The arrival of delegation heads and leaders between 7 and 8 p.m. for dinner, which is preceded by a welcoming photo.

8 to 9 p.m.: The leaders will converse over supper while they eat.

Leaders and delegation heads will gather in the Leaders’ Lounge at Bharat Mandapam from 9 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. to wrap off the day.

Day 2 (September 10)

8:15 to 9 a.m.: Leaders and delegation heads arrive at Rajghat in their own motorcades, and the peace wall is signed inside the Leaders’ Lounge.

9 am to 9:20 am: At Mahatma Gandhi’s Samadhi, world leaders will lay wreaths. There will then be a live performance of some of Gandhi’s favorite devotional songs. Leaders and delegation heads will then relocate to the Leaders’ Lounge at the Bharat Mandapam.

Arrival of delegation leaders between 9:40 and 10:15 a.m. at Bharat Mandapam.

The tree-planting event at South Plaza of Bharat Mandapam from 10:15 to 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: The summit’s third session, titled “One Future,” will be held there. The New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration will then be adopted.


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