Sunday, October 24, 2021

G20 Extraordinary Leaders’ Summit on Afghanistan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the upcoming G20 Extraordinary Leaders’ Summit on Afghanistan today in virtual format at the invitation of the Italian Presidency of the G-20. The Summit is being convened by the G20 Italian Presidency.

The meeting’s agenda will include discussions on humanitarian aid and access to basic services and livelihood, as well as security and counter-terrorism, mobility, migration, and human rights.

PM Modi had previously participated in the SCO – CSTO outreach Summit on Afghanistan. External Affairs Minister, Dr. S Jaishankar, participated in the meeting of G20 Foreign Ministers on Afghanistan on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York.

About G20

The G20 comprises twenty of the world’s major economies and is a key venue for building international agreement and facilitating a coordinated strategy between multilateral organisations, such as the United Nations and its agencies, and global and regional actors to address the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

The G20 member countries include- Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union.

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