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G20 Summit 2023 Delhi Highlights: India-Bangladesh sign 3 MoUs after bilateral meet

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G20 Summit 2023 Delhi Highlights: India-Bangladesh sign 3 MoUs after bilateral meet

 Key Points from the 2023 G20 Summit in Delhi: Following their bilateral discussions, India and Bangladesh have entered into agreements by signing three Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs).

G20 Summit 2023 Delhi Highlights: India-Bangladesh sign 3 MoUs after bilateral meet

An additional Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) pertained to the extension of the Cultural Exchange Program (CEP) between India and Bangladesh spanning from 2023 to 2025. The third MoU was formalized between the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the Bangladesh Agriculture Research Council (BARC).

During a bilateral discussion between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi on Friday, both nations also sealed three Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs), which encompassed collaboration in digital payment systems among other areas.

The Ministry of External Affairs announced in an official statement that the Memorandum of Understanding regarding cooperation in the realm of digital payment systems was formally inked between the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and the Bangladesh Bank.

Another Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) pertained to the renewal of the Cultural Exchange Program (CEP) between India and Bangladesh for the period spanning from 2023 to 2025. The third MoU was formally executed between the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the Bangladesh Agriculture Research Council (BARC). In the streets of Delhi, you’ll find embellishments like murals, statues, fountains, and greenery, with a prominent statue of Nataraja placed in front of the G20 Summit venue, Bharat Mandapam, situated at Pragati Maidan.

US President Joe Biden arrived in New Delhi on Friday to attend the G20 Summit, where he received a warm welcome from MoS Civil Aviation Gen (Retd) VK Singh.

Joe Biden posted on Twitter, “It was wonderful meeting you, Mr. Prime Minister. During the G20 summit and beyond, we will reaffirm that the partnership between the United States and India is stronger, more intimate, and more vibrant than ever before in history.”

US President Joe Biden expressed on Twitter that the partnership between the United States and India is currently at its strongest, closest, and most dynamic point in history.

Masatsugu Asakawa, the President of the Asian Development Bank, has arrived in Delhi.

The first ladies of G20 leaders are scheduled to explore India’s agricultural innovations during a special two-day visit to the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in Pusa, New Delhi, from September 9th to 10th. This visit is designed to showcase India’s progress in agricultural research and technology.

During the visit, participants will have the opportunity to tour fields growing millet and attend an exhibition highlighting the growing agri-tech startup sector, which provides innovative technological solutions to address practical agricultural issues. Additionally, there will be a culinary component showcasing millet-based dishes from each of the G20 member countries.

During their bilateral meeting ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden continued their discussions on topics such as semiconductors, defense, and reforming the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). This dialogue builds upon their previous talks in June.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in India on Friday to participate in the G20 Summit meeting in the national capital, Delhi. During a press conference in the capital, Guterres emphasized the urgency of preserving the “1.5 degrees Celsius goal” for the improvement of the climate, stating, “We must act swiftly; there is no time to waste.”

The Delhi Police website has experienced technical issues on the eve of the G-20 Summit in the national capital, Delhi. It appears that the Delhi Police website has become inaccessible due to cybersecurity concerns in advance of the significant international event in Delhi.

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, addressing the Khalistan issue, firmly stated that it will not be tolerated in the UK.
G20 Summit: UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his wife, Akshata Murthy, have arrived in New Delhi to attend the G20 Summit. Upon their arrival in New Delhi, Rishi Sunak posted on Twitter, expressing his intention to engage with world leaders in addressing global challenges. Prime Minister Narendra Modi responded to his tweet, extending a warm welcome to him in India.

The G20 declaration for the New Delhi Leaders’ Summit is nearing completion and is set to be presented to the leaders of the group to achieve a consensus, according to India’s sherpa, Amitabh Kant. Speaking at a press conference before the G20 Leaders’ Summit scheduled for September 9-10, Kant mentioned that he would provide further details about the declaration, also known as a joint communique, once it gains approval from the leaders. He also noted that the declaration will encompass the perspectives of developing nations and the global south.

Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth expressed his congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the achievements of the Chandrayaan-3 mission. He also conveyed his anticipation for continued collaboration between their respective countries in the field of space exploration, as stated in an official release by the Ministry of External Affairs.

During the G20 Summit in Delhi, PM Modi had a meeting with Prime Minister Jugnauth, where the latter extended his gratitude to PM Modi for the special invitation extended to Mauritius, allowing them to participate in the G20 format as a ‘Guest Country.’

India and Bangladesh inked three Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) following a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina, in New Delhi on Friday. These agreements encompass various areas of cooperation, with one of them focusing on enhancing collaboration in digital payment systems.

The Ministry of External Affairs officially announced that the MoU pertaining to digital payment mechanisms was formalized between the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and Bangladesh Bank.

During the G20 Summit, President Joe Biden reiterated his endorsement of India’s bid for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The Joint Statement issued by the United States and India highlighted their shared belief in the importance of inclusive and representative global governance. In this context, President Biden expressed his support for a reformed UNSC with India as a permanent member. Additionally, he welcomed India’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat on the UNSC for the 2028-29 term. Both leaders emphasized the necessity of enhancing and restructuring the multilateral system to better align with contemporary realities and reiterated their commitment to a comprehensive UN reform agenda, which includes expansion in both permanent and non-permanent categories of UNSC membership.

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni had a meeting with the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, in New Delhi on Friday, in advance of the G20 Summit in India.

During their discussion, the two leaders addressed significant topics, including Artificial Intelligence and immigration concerns within their respective countries.

Meloni shared her thoughts on the meeting through a social media platform, stating, “On the eve of the #G20, I had a meeting with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, @RishiSunak, in India. It was a pleasant and valuable opportunity to discuss major international issues, the challenges presented by artificial intelligence, and a critical matter for both of our governments, namely migration. We are prepared to enhance our bilateral cooperation on this issue.”

“Addressing the dietary preferences of our guests is a fundamental aspect of our commitment to hospitality. When we uphold the principle of ‘Atithi Devo Bhavah,’ it signifies a thorough understanding of our guests’ requirements. We have conducted extensive research in this regard, with our protocol department diligently working on it for an extended period. Equally important is the message we convey through our hospitality, as it serves as a form of soft power. Indian cuisine boasts remarkable diversity, with not just a handful but hundreds of dishes renowned worldwide. Each culinary tradition possesses its own refinement and adheres to high culinary standards. Our aim is to showcase this diversity in various ways. Furthermore, in line with the international year of millets, we are also placing emphasis on their inclusion. Lastly, we intend to introduce our guests to street food, allowing tourists and visiting delegates to savor these authentic flavors. We have also integrated millets into our street food offerings,” explained G-20 Special Secretary Muktesh Pardeshi.

G20 Summit 2023 Delhi Highlights: India-Bangladesh sign 3 MoUs after bilateral meet

“The G20 Summit is just a few hours away from commencing. Today marked the arrival of numerous heads of state, including presidents, prime ministers, and ministers, with more expected to arrive throughout the night. Tomorrow is slated to be a significant and eventful day. The day will kick off with a formal welcome ceremony for the leaders, followed by the inaugural session, which will extend up to lunchtime. During this period, the prime minister will host a working lunch, and there will be some free time available, potentially for bilateral meetings. Subsequently, the second session will convene and continue into the evening. Again, there may be opportunities for bilateral meetings during any available breaks. Later in the evening, around 8 p.m., the President will host a state dinner, accompanied by a cultural and instrumental musical program that will showcase India’s rich musical heritage. This program will feature a variety of rare musical instruments, with an ensemble presenting both classical and folk music, involving young musicians and artists with disabilities,” outlined G-20 Special Secretary Muktesh Pardeshi, detailing the schedule for the upcoming events.

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