India to host G-20 Summit in 2022, says PM Narendra Modi (Photo Source: PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday while attending an ongoing international meet in Argentina's capital of Buenos Aires said India will host the G20 Summit In 2022, when the country will celebrate its 75th year of Independence.
"It's India's 75th Independence Day in 2022, and we had requested Italy if we can get '22 instead of '21 (for hosting G20 summit).They accepted our request, others accepted it too. I'm grateful and I invite leadership from across the world to come to India in 2022," ANI quoted PM Modi as saying.
PM Modi at #G20Summit: It's India's 75th Independence Day in 2022 & we had requested Italy if we can get '22 instead of '21 (for hosting G20 summit).They accepted our request, others accepted it too.I'm grateful & I invite leadership from across the world to come to India in 2022 pic.twitter.com/5vl6yFe2HP— ANI (@ANI) December 1, 2018
Early in the day, Modi extended invitation to South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, to be the chief guest for India's annual Republic Day celebrations in 2019, which mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and 100 years of 'Madiba'.
G20 leaders including the presidents of the United States, Russia and China opened summit talks on Friday stalked by the deepest divisions in the group's 10-year history. Argentinian President Mauricio Macri convened the two-day summit in Buenos Aires, which was attended also by Saudi Arabia's beleaguered crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman.