At the conclusion of the 2020 G20 summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday, the participating countries announced that Indonesia would host the 2022 G20 summit, while India will host it in 2023.
According to the initial 2019 Osaka G20 declaration, Italy would host the meeting in 2021, India in 2022, and Indonesia in 2023. However, since Indonesia will be conducting the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in 2023, India and Indonesia agreed to the changed schedule. After the summit, the G20 Riyadh Leaders Declaration said, “We look forward to our next meetings in Italy in 2021, Indonesia in 2022, India in 2023 and Brazil in 2024.”
Due to the crippling pandemic induced by Covid-19, participating world leaders, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, connected via video conferencing. Modi told G20 leaders that, during the pandemic, India has embraced and adopted the self-reliant India initiative (Atma Nirbhar Bharat). Modi also mentioned that India has not only been meeting the targets set in the Paris agreement but also exceeding those targets.
In a declaration, the G20 leaders have stated that they are committed to leading the world in moulding a strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive post-Covid-19 era. As the pandemic is still raging across the world, the leaders have notified that immediate measures are being taken to tackle the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the relating issues that are surfacing along with it. Other issues such as climate change, safeguarding the planet, and terror financing, among others, were also discussed at the Riyadh summit.