The United States expressed gratitude to India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for role in hosting G20 presidency. President Joe Biden returned from the G20 leaders’ summit in Delhi with very positive and optimistic outlook according to senior White House official.
During press briefing National Security Council (NSC) Coordinator for Strategic Communications, John Kirby, acknowledged the productive and well-executed agenda of the G20 summit held in Delhi on September 9 and 10 under India’s presidency.
Kirby also discussed US priorities for the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York and clarified that there were no specific bilateral discussions with the Indian delegation on President Biden’s agenda during the high-level week. He mentioned that President Biden had substantial bilateral interactions with Prime Minister Modi during the G20 summit in Delhi.
Regarding a question about the Ukrainian President’s presence at the UNGA potentially diverting attention from Global South priorities, Kirby stated that during President Biden’s address to the General Assembly, he would emphasize the administration’s commitment to addressing global health, economic issues, food insecurity, and infrastructure investment needs in the Global South. Kirby also highlighted a recent announcement about a ship and rail corridor connecting India to Europe, demonstrating the administration’s focus on meeting the needs of the Global South.