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Opening of the 2023 G20 summit in India: how it was, who was present, photos

Date: June 15, 2024 Time: 16:31:51

The Indian Prime Minister drew the attention of the American President to the wheel of time


All heads of delegations arrived at the G20 summit, which began today in the Indian capital, New Delhi. US President Joe Biden turned the welcoming ceremony into his personal spectacle. And Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi played along.

The Indian Prime Minister chose a unique setting to greet each of the summit participants. Behind him they built a replica of the wheel of time from the Konark Sun Temple in Odisha, which is more than 600 years old. This wheel represents the ancient wisdom of India, but at the same time it symbolizes progress and continuous change.

Scholz continued to be a pirate and Lula da Silva once again walked his wife down the red carpet.

Representatives of the media follow the welcoming ceremony of guests at any summit with great interest. Speeches and negotiations take place, as a rule, behind closed doors. Of course, there will be many sources who will be happy to tell you what the leaders said, apparently without witnesses.

But first, everyone looks closely at who and how exactly walked the red carpet. Almost all of these ceremonies have their own “highlights.” This time, for example, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan walked with a noticeable limp. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz decided to remain with a black patch over his right eye. The German leader became a “pirate” on September 2. German media then reported that he hit his face hard while jogging.

Brazilian President Lula Da Silva, as he did two weeks ago at the BRICS summit in Johannesburg, walked the long red carpet with his wife. They both smiled widely. Once again, with all his appearance, he showed that everything was fine with him.

Olaf Scholz decided to keep the black headband


The President greeted the Prime Minister.

And now it’s Biden’s turn. The American president emerged from his limousine wearing sunglasses. He then greeted someone and walked towards Modi. Seeing him, he saluted for some reason, took off his glasses and put them in the inside pocket of her jacket.

Modi exchanged only a couple of sentences with the rest of the guests during the handshake. With Biden, he made an exception. The Indian Prime Minister drew the attention of the American President to the wheel of time. And then he took him by the hand and with one determined movement turned the owner of the White House towards the wall. Consequently, the prime minister and the president turned their backs to the cameras. The two stayed like that for quite some time. All this time, Modi said something and waved it, and Biden nodded in response. But he occasionally looked away. Apparently, he wanted to know when he could return from the 13th century.

And then Modi loosened his grip. Biden immediately took the opportunity to continue his tour of the unbearably long red carpet, especially for him.

How the G20 said goodbye to applause

As soon as everyone was seated, the host of the meeting began the G20 summit with an important statement.

– India proposes to make the African Union a permanent member of the G20 and I am sure that all members will agree to this proposal. With the support of all of you, I invite the African Union to join the G20,” Modi said while inaugurating the first session of the summit.

After these words, the Indian Foreign Minister, Subramanian Jaishankar, approached the president of the African Union, Azali Assoumani, and accompanied him to a seat at the table where the G20 members meet. Amid general applause, Modi hugged Assoumani for a long time. It turns out that the G20 was also held amidst this applause. After all, now the G20 has become the G21.

The meeting then continued behind closed doors.

As soon as everyone was seated, the host of the meeting began the G20 summit with an important statement.


A deliberately confrontational plot

G20 leaders will hold three sessions over two days. Sergei Lavrov is expected to star in two of them. The first is called “One Earth.” The second is “A family.” And the third is “A future”.

– The Russian side constantly defends the importance of depoliticizing the G20 negotiation process. It needs to focus on its direct responsibilities for global economic recovery and sustainable development. The attempts to artificially and, above all, selectively saturate the agenda with peace and security issues, to concentrate discussions on obviously conflictive issues, are counterproductive and are nothing more than atavisms of the bloc’s thinking of the past, stated the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Foreign Affairs of Russia.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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