PM Modi to leave for Japan to attend 14th G20 Summit

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the G20 summit in Osaka in Japan from June 27 to 29, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Friday. It ministry also said that former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu will be India’s Sherpa at the G20 summit.

The theme of the summit is Human centered future society. Food security, energy security, financial stability, terrorism-related issues, Innovation in the digital economy and artificial intelligence will be discussed. 
In a tweet, Mr Prabhu said, global issues are being discussed at intense negotiations and India’s priorities were highlighted for global good. 

More than 20 countries will be participating in the G20 Summit.  Informal meeting of the BRICS leaders and bilateral meetings with other leaders would also take place on the sidelines of the summit. India has participated in all the Summits held so far. It will host the G20 summit in 2022 for the first time.

Collectively, the G-20 economies account for nearly 90 per cent of the gross world product, 80 per cent of world trade, two-thirds of the world population, and approximately half of the world land area.