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English translation of Prime Minister’s Opening remarks at the Virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit (November 22, 2023)

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Your Highnesses,

I express my gratitude to all of you for accepting my invitation and joining this summit today. On behalf of 140 crore Indians, you all are heartily welcomed.


I remember the moment when my friend, the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, handed me the ceremonial gavel on November 16 last year. At that time, I had said that together we will make the G20 inclusive, ambitious, action-oriented and decisive. Over the past year, together we have realized that vision. Together we have taken G-20 to new heights.

Amidst a world fraught with distrust and challenges, it is mutual trust that binds us, connects us to each other.

In this one year, we have believed in "One Earth, One Family, One Future". And, we have shown unity and cooperation beyond controversies.

I can never forget that moment when all of us in Delhi unanimously welcomed the African Union to the G-20.