Bali: Indonesia passed the G20 Presidency to India on Wednesday; India will formally take over on December 1, 2022.
At the closing ceremony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the G20 presidency from Indonesian President Joko Widodo.
During the closing ceremony, PM Modi said, “It’s a matter of pride for every Indian as India takes over the presidency of the G20. We will organise G20 meetings in different states and cities in India. Together we will make G20 a catalyst for global change.”
“India’s G20 presidency will be inclusive, ambitious, decisive and action-oriented. In the next one year, it will be our endeavour that G20 works as a global prime mover to give impetus to collective action,” he added.
Earlier, PM Modi addressed the G20’s last working session, Digital Transformation where he said that India is making “digital access public.” He also noted that there is still a “huge digital divide” at the international level.
Only 50 nations, according to PM Modi, have digital payment infrastructure. In his speech at the third G20 Summit, he urged world leaders to commit to bringing digital transformation into everyone’s life in order to ensure that no one was left out of enjoying the advantages of technology.
“In India, we are making digital access public, but at the international level, there is still a huge digital divide. Citizens of most developing countries of the world do not have any kind of digital identity. Only 50 countries have digital payment systems.
“Can we take a pledge together that in the next ten years we will bring digital transformation in the life of every human being so that no person in the world will be deprived of the benefits of digital technology,” PM Modi said at the G20 summit,” he added.
As India takes over the G20 leadership on December 1, PM Modi promised that his country will cooperate with other G20 members to accomplish the goal. The “most remarkable change of the era,” according to Prime Minister Modi, is the digital transformation. He declared that when used properly, it can be a “force multiplier” in the global fight against poverty. He also stated that the principle of “Data for development” will continue to be a key component of the overarching theme of India’s presidency, “One Earth, One Family, One Family.”
“During its G-20 Presidency next year, India will work jointly with G-20 partners towards this objective. The principle of “Data for development” will be an integral part of the overall theme of our Presidency “One Earth, One Family, One Future,” PM Narendra Modi said.