The G20 Summit 2023 in India has concluded today – September 10, 2023. For next year’s summit, Brazil will be assuming the presidency.
The 19th Summit of the G20 Countries will be organised in Brazil’s capital – Rio de Janeiro in 2024. PM Modi has officially handed over the presidency to Brazil.
The 2023 G20 Summit was hosted by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In what has been declared the “most ambitious” presidency, over 112 outcomes and documents have been recorded.
India assumed the presidency of the G20 on December 1, 2022, after the Indonesian Summit and will hold it till November 30, 2023. On December 1, 2023, Brazil will be assuming the G20 presidency for the 2024 Summit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be formally handing over the G20 Presidency to the Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on December 1, 2023. After Brazil, South Africa will take over the presidency in 2025 and the United States in 2026.
India’s Ambitious G20 Presidency
With the adoption of the G20 New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration with 100 per cent consensus from all members and the induction of the African Union as a permanent member, India’s G20 presidency has been declared as the ‘most ambitious’ in the group’s 24-year history.
Brazil Pushes for Putin’s Attendance in 2024
The 2023 G20 Summit was skipped by Russian, Chinese and Mexican leaders. Speaking to reporters, Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has already stated that he would be inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Putin skipped out on the G20 Summit 2023 and the BRICS Summit in South Africa. One of the reasons behind this is due to the arrest warrant against Putin for alleged war crimes in Ukraine.
Despite being a signatory and member of the International Criminal Court, Brazil’s president has stated that if Putin were to attend the 2024 summit, he would not turn him to the ICC.
“I believe that Putin can go easily to Brazil. What I can say to you is that if I’m president of Brazil, and he comes to Brazil, there’s no way he will be arrested,” Lula da Silva told Firstpost.