The United States has supported India for the G20 presidency, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken tweeted on Sunday (November 13, 2022).
India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also tweeted as the two leaders met in Cambodia on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Cambodia's Phnom Penh.
Blinken said that he met Jaishankar “to discuss ongoing efforts to expand our partnership and mitigate the effects of Russia’s war on Ukraine.”
“The US supports India’s G20 Presidency," Blinken continued.
He made the points along with photographs of the two leaders and hashtag - #USIndiaAt75.
Jaishankar wrote that they discussed Ukraine, Indo-Pacific, energy, G20 and bilateral relations.
The development means India will preside over the G20 Summit from December 1.
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the logo, website and theme of India's G20 Presidency, according to The Hindustan Times.
“Notion of universal brotherhood is being reflected via the G20 logo. The lotus in the logo of G20 is a symbol of hope in these tough times," Modi said in a virtual address.
The Hindustan Times quoted Modi as saying that that G20 Presidency is not merely a diplomatic meeting for India, but it is a new responsibility and a measure of the world’s trust in India.
G20 is an intergovernmental forum comprising 19 countries and the European Union. It works to address major global challenges related to economy, climate change mitigation and sustainable development.
G20 or Group of Twenty is composed of most of the world's largest economies including both industrialised and developing nations.