Day 2 of G20 Summit: PM Modi reaches Mangrove Forest in Bali
Day 2 of G20 Summit: PM Modi reaches Mangrove Forest in Bali, and will hold talks with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in a while
On the second day of the G20 Summit, all the leaders involved in the G20, including Prime Minister Modi, reached the Mangrove Forest of Bali. These forests act like bio-shields to protect against climate change. Before this, food and energy security was discussed in the first session of the meeting which started on 15th November. In this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi insisted on stopping the Ukraine-Russia war.
Climate change has emerged as a major issue in recent times. In 2022, people in England and across Europe were suffering from the heat. Heavy rains caused floods in Pakistan. The first heatwave in India caused damage to crops. In America too, due to the scorching heat, there was a fire in the forests, on the other hand, there were floods due to rain. It is believed that climate change is behind all this.
G20 leaders including Prime Minister Modi planted saplings to help fight climate change in the mangrove forest. Recently India announced joining the Global Mangrove Alliance. This alliance has been made by Indonesia and UAE. Mangrove forests protect against cyclones and storms. They absorb more carbon emissions.
After the Mangrove Forest visit, PM Modi will hold meetings with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and French President Emmanuel Macron. The British PM will talk to Sunak about the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries. In this meeting, a big decision can be taken on the roadmap 2030 fixed for bilateral relations.
Today is the second and last day of the G20 Summit. During this, Indonesia will hand over the presidency of G20 to India. India will host the leaders' summit of the G-20 grouping in New Delhi from 1 December. It will be inaugurated in Udaipur in December 2022. Three cities in Rajasthan will host this group this time. There will be conferences in Jaipur along with Udaipur and Jodhpur.
On the first day of the summit, Indonesian President Joko Widodo hosted a dinner for all the leaders. During this Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping came face to face. Both shook hands and talked for some time. Earlier, during the SCO meeting held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan in September, both the leaders were present on the same stage, but then both of them did not even see eye to eye.
During the summit, US President Joe Biden himself visited Modi. Actually, Modi could not see Biden. He was going to the other side. Meanwhile, Biden called him and then both were seen laughing. A few minutes later, the Prime Minister called French President Emmanuel Macron and spoke to him as well.
An important meeting took place between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping. According to the 'New York Times', before the meeting, Biden shook hands with the Chinese President and said - very glad to see you. After this both the leaders went to the meeting room. Later, in response to a question, Biden said - I do not think China is going to attack Taiwan right now. We are watching every action.
There are 20 countries in the G20 group forum. It includes countries with developed and developing economies in the world. 19 countries include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK, the US and European Union (EU) Huh.
The G-20 is the main forum for international economic cooperation, as its member states account for 85% of the world's GDP. It also includes 75% of the world's international trade. Two-thirds of the world's population lives in these countries.