Buenos Aires: India will host the G-20 summit in 2022, a year when India will also complete 75 years of independence.
Speaking at the ongoing G-28 summit in Argentina, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that he had requested Italy if it can host the summit in 2021 and allow India to host the G-20 countries for their annual summit in 2022.
“It’s India’s 75th Independence Day in 2022 and we had requested Italy if we can get 2022 instead of 2021 (for hosting G-20 summit). They accepted our request, others accepted it too,” Modi was quoted as saying by news agency.
The PM said he is grateful to the G-20 members. “I invite leadership from across the world to come to India in 2022,” he said.
Earlier in the day, Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar announced that South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has accepted India’s invite to be the chief guest at the Republic Day Parade next year.