World Powers Extend Support as India Takes Over the G20 Presidency3 min read
Several world powers expressed their congratulations and support for India’s historic assumption of the G20 presidency in 2023.
On the historic occasion of India taking over the G20 presidency in 2023, several world powers, including the United States, Germany, and France, extended their congratulations and support to the country. On Thursday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated that the US stands fully behind India as it takes over the presidency of the forum.
“We look forward to supporting India’s G-20 presidency next year and on a variety of issues, including addressing current food and energy security challenges while continuing to build a resilient global economy,” she said. Australia has also joined the list of countries congratulating India on the start of its G20 presidency, with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese wishing his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi well.
“Wishing @narendramodi every success as India assumes the G20 presidency,” Albanese tweeted. Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Barry O’Farrell, stated that Canberra is eager to work with New Delhi to achieve G20 goals.
“Today marks a watershed moment for #India as it assumes the #G20Presidency.” We look forward to collaborating closely with @amitabhk87 and the @g20org team to achieve our common goals and make progress on the theme “One Earth, One Family, One Future.” He wrote, “#G20India @G20Australia #G20.”
Singapore High Commissioner Simon Wong made a video to congratulate India on the occasion. “We look forward to working closely with @amitabhk87 @harshvshringla and team to make India’s Presidency a resounding success!” he tweeted.
Germany and France congratulate India on assuming the G20 presidency.
Germany and France were also quick to send their congratulations, with German Ambassador Philipp Ackermann stating that India will play an important role on the global stage as it assumes the G20 presidency. “We believe that India is now a major player on the international stage.” India’s G20 presidency will be a critical factor in restoring global order. “We have high expectations for Delhi, and we hope that Prime Minister Modi’s government will have a positive influence in the next 12 months,” he told reporters, according to PTI.
Furthermore, in a tweet, French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain stated that France is pleased to see India in the “driver’s seat” as global powers attempt to unite the world. “Today, India assumes the G20 presidency for a year, as well as the UN Security Council chairship for December.” We are pleased to see India in the driver’s seat as we work to keep the world united in the face of unprecedented challenges. “India has the full support of France,” the envoy wrote.
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