Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday left for India from Bali after spending two “productive days” at the G20 Summit here during which he had “fruitful deliberations” with several world leaders and assumed the presidency of the influential grouping for the coming year.
Before his departure, Prime Minister Modi in a tweet thanked the people of Indonesia, the Indonesian government and President Joko Widodo for their warm hospitality.
“Spent two productive days at the @g20org Summit in Bali. Had fruitful deliberations with various world leaders and also highlighted India’s position on key subjects,” he said.
Spent two productive days at the @g20org Summit in Bali. Had fruitful deliberations with various world leaders and also highlighted India’s position on key subjects. I thank the people of Indonesia, the Indonesian Government and President @jokowi for their warm hospitality.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 16, 2022
During his two-day visit here, Prime Minister Modi met several world leaders, including US President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, French President Emmanuel Macron and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
In a session on digital transformation at the G20 Summit earlier in the day, Modi strongly pitched for a pledge by the G-20 leaders to work for bringing digital transformation into the life of every human being in the next 10 years so that no person is deprived of the benefits of the new technologies.
The digital transformation should not be confined to a small part of the “human race” and its greater benefits will be realised only when digital access becomes “truly inclusive”, he said.
On the Ukraine issue, leaders at the G20 summit on Wednesday called for an immediate end to the conflict, holding that “today’s era must not be of war,” a formulation that echoed Modi’s message to Russian President Vladimir Putin in September.