Mumbai: PM Narendra Modi on Saturday announced the adoption of the New Delhi G20 Leaders’ Summit Declaration. Earlier, the G20 leaders had failed to reach a consensus on the declaration over the language to describe the Ukraine war
“There is good news, with everyone’s cooperation consensus has been reached on New Delhi G20 Leadership Declaration,” he said. Also Read: African Union Becomes Permanent Member Of G20 As Summit Starts In Delhi
He commended the officials and Sherpas for their tireless efforts in reaching an agreement on the Delhi Declaration, the final conclusion document.
The Delhi Declaration was anticipated to be unveiled on Sunday, the summit’s last day, thus the news came as quite a surprise. Also Read: Pic Shows ‘Bharat’ Written On Nameplate As PM Modi Delivers Speech At G20 Summit
Even though the exact wordings of the Delhi declaration are still unknown, the fact that Modi personally announced that a consensus had been reached suggests that there has been some sort of agreement between Russia/China combined and the other G20 bloc members, particularly on the language related to the Ukraine war.
“India’s G20 Presidency has been the most ambitious in the history of G20. There are 73 outcomes (lines of effort) and 39 annexed documents (presidency documents, not including Working Group outcome documents). With 112 outcomes and presidency documents, we have more than doubled the substantive work from previous presidencies,” official sources said.
As reported earlier, amid hectic parleys over finding a consensus on the wording for the Russia-Ukraine war, the G20 diplomats are learned to have arrived at a “compromise language” to describe the full-scale invasion.