On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded the G20 Summit by reciting the peace prayer “Swasti Astu Vishwa” as he passed the gavel of the G20 chair to President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
The slogan, which roughly translates to “let there be peace in the world”, was given against the backdrop of the New Delhi Leaders’ Summit Declaration adopted on Saturday, considered a breakthrough achievement at the G20 Summit.
The G20 leaders gathered at the Summit and adopted the Delhi Declaration with “100% consensus,” despite disagreements among G20 negotiators over agreement on the Ukraine problem. The proclamation claimed that “war must not be the era of today.”
Noting that India holds the responsibility of the G20 presidency till November 2023, PM Modi proposed a virtual session to review the issues discussed during the Summit.
“In last two days, all of you came up with a lot of suggestions and put forth proposals. It is our duty to review the suggestions we have received so as to see how their progress can be sped up. I propose a virtual session at the end of November to review the topics discussed in the Summit,” he said, urging everyone to connect during the virtual session.