Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended a warm welcome to leaders from around the world as the significant G20 Summit commenced in New Delhi today. Heads of states and representatives from various nations gathered at the Bharat Mandapam, where they shared friendly moments and exchanged handshakes with PM Modi.
Here are some glimpses of the candid moments from the first day of G20 global summit:
PM Modi greeted UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at the Bharat Mandapam. The Indian-origin leader expressed his joy at being in New Delhi for the G20 Summit and playfully referred to himself as the “son-in-law of India.”
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and PM Modi shared a lighthearted moment after her arrival at the Bharat Mandapam.
PM Modi had a conversation with US President Joe Biden and explained the significance of the Konark Wheel, a cultural symbol, during their meeting at the summit venue.
A photograph captured both US President Joe Biden and Russia’s Sergei Lavrov in the same frame. It’s worth noting that relations between the United States and Russia have been strained due to Russia’s conflict with Ukraine and its growing ties with China in Asia.
PM Modi shared a warm embrace with African Union chief Azali Assoumani as he extended an invitation to the nation group to join the Group of 20. The prime minister had previously proposed the inclusion of the African Union in June.