New Delhi: This year, the Summit is centred around the theme – People, Planet, Prosperity. The thrust of the Summit is on economic and health recovery, climate change and sustainable development. Today’s session was on global economy and global health and it was very significant in view of COVID-19 pandemic.

The leaders discussed the global economic and health recovery and way forward. India has been a strong advocate in the G-20 for supporting equitable and affordable access to COVID-19 disease control tools, including vaccines and diagnostics through technology transfer, diversification of supply chains and production house. New Delhi has also proposed mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccine certificate at G-20.

On the sidelines of the G-20 Summit, Mr Modi interacted with various leaders including US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UN Secretary General António Guterres and WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Mr Modi and French President Macron held bilateral meeting on the sidelines of G-20 Summit. The two leaders had a productive discussions. Prime Minister’s Office said, India and France are cooperating extensively in various sectors and today’s talks will add momentum to the bilateral ties between the two nations.

Mr Modi also held bilateral meeting with his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong. Prime Minister’s Office said, the two leaders reviewed the full range of the friendly ties between India and Singapore.

Today, He will also hold meeting with the President of Indonesia and discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relation.

Tomorrow, Mr Modi will hold bilateral meetings with Prime Minister of Spain and German Chancellor in Rome.

Tomorrow’s session in the Summit will be on Climate change and environment and sustainable development.

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