G-20 Summit in New Delhi: World Leaders Converge for Crucial Talks, See the List

Rozana Spokesman  | Amanat Thaper

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Some Notable Figures will be Notably Absent 

G-20 Summit 2023 in Delhi

NEW-DELHI: The National Capital is abuzz with preparations as it gears up to host the highly anticipated G-20 Summit, scheduled to commence on September 8. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed this event as a historic moment for India. The summit is set to witness the participation of several world leaders, though some notable figures will be notably absent.

- US President Joe Biden, as confirmed by the White House, will be attending the G-20 Summit in New Delhi. Prior to the two-day summit, President Biden is slated to engage in bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Modi. Unfortunately, First Lady Jill Biden will be unable to accompany him due to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

- British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, of Indian origin, will also grace the summit with his presence, marking his first official visit to India since taking office.

- Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is set to lead the charge in addressing Russia's actions in the ongoing Ukraine conflict.

- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will attend the G-20 Summit after making a pit stop in Indonesia for the ASEAN Summit.

- Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is expected to be part of the G-20 Summit as part of his three-nation tour, which will also include stops in Indonesia and the Philippines.

- While Chinese President Xi Jinping will not be in attendance, Chinese Prime Minister Li Qiang will represent China. This marks the first time a Chinese president will not be present at a G-20 leaders' summit since its inception in 2008.

- South Korean President Yoon Sok Yeol will be present at the G20 summit and may address the growing concerns regarding North Korea's missile provocations and nuclear threats.

- French President Emmanuel Macron is slated to attend the G-20 summit and is expected to engage in bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Modi on various matters.

- Although an official confirmation is awaited, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia had previously agreed to attend the summit, indicating improving relations between India and Saudi Arabia.

- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed full support for India's G20 chairmanship, making it likely that he will attend the event.

- Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina is also expected to participate in the G-20 summit in New Delhi.

- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will be in attendance, addressing a range of issues, including climate change.

- German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has confirmed his participation in the G-20 Summit, underscoring the importance of the event.

- Argentine President Alberto Fernandez is set to attend the G-20 summit in New Delhi.

- President of Nigeria Bola Tinubu is ready to participate in the G-20 summit, adding a diverse range of perspectives to the discussions.

Notably, As New Delhi prepares to host these world leaders, the G-20 Summit promises to be a platform for critical discussions on global issues, with leaders from across the globe converging to address the pressing challenges of our time.