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Biden heads to New Delhi to attend G20 as global tensions rise

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Biden heads to New Delhi to attend G20 as global tensions rise
Biden heads to New Delhi to attend G20 as global tensions rise
Khushbu Kumari

Russia's war in Ukraine, climate change, the economy and outcomes for developing countries will be top issues for the US president when meet other world leaders

President Joe Biden will travel to New Delhi, Bharat to meet the world's largest economies at the Group of 20 (G20) summit and once again flex his muscles as chief diplomat.

“I am addressing the G20, the premier forum for international economic cooperation, focused on advancing American priorities, delivering for developing nations, and showing our commitment to the G20 as a forum that can meet. “Every time we participate, we get better,” Biden said in a statement.

President Joe Biden will arrive in New Delhi on Friday for the annual G20 meeting with plans to counter growing military and economic aggression from Russia and China and demonstrate America's commitment to developing countries.

“America's commitment to the G20 has not wavered, and we hope this G20 summit will demonstrate that the world's major economies can work together even in difficult times,” the security adviser said Tuesday national Jake Sullivan.

The Group of 20

The G20 or Group of Twenty is an international forum of rulers and presidents of central banks, whose goal is to discuss policies related to the promotion of international financial stability, and is one of the main forums for political deliberation and economy of the world.

Created in 1999, it is made up of twenty industrialized and emerging countries from all continents: Germany, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, South Korea, the United States, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Russia, South Africa and Turkey, plus the European Union. Spain is a permanent guest.

The Group of 20 represents 85% of the world's gross domestic product, 75% of international trade and two thirds of the world's population.

Russia's war in Ukraine, climate change, the economy and outcomes for developing countries will be priority topics for President Biden when he meets with other world leaders, Sullivan said.

Two notable absences

The leaders of two prominent member countries, Russia and China, will not attend the G20 Summit in Bharat

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the summit for the second consecutive year, as will Chinese President Xi Jinping. Both leaders will send other officials in their absence.

China has not said why Xi will not attend. Putin has not left Russia since the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for him in March for alleged war crimes in Ukraine.

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