Rishi Sunak’s Visit to Delhi for G20 Summit
His 43-year-old British Indian leader, who spoke to reporters on the flight to New Delhi, said he was thrilled to return to India, “a country that I hold dear and dear to my heart.” While attending the summit, he will have bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines with his wife, the daughter of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy.
“I have a clear focus for the G20 Summit. Stabilizing the global economy, building international relationships, and helping those who are most vulnerable,” Sunak tweeted prior to his departure.
I’m heading to the #G20 Summit with a clear focus.
Stabilising the global economy. Building international relationships. Supporting the most vulnerable.
This action is part of that – Putin again has failed to show up for the G20, but we will show up with support for Ukraine. https://t.co/tLG19ILDLr
— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) September 8, 2023
During the trip, he told reporters that it was a special experience. He also said that someone called him India’s son-in-law, which he hoped was meant affectionately.
Key Agenda: The Russian-Ukrainian Conflict
In the Brexit summit discussions, the Russian-Ukrainian conflict will be a major topic for the UK, and Downing Street says India’s involvement and influence is vital.
The Russian President, once again, is avoiding the G20 Summit 2023. He is the architect of his own diplomatic exile, eschewing criticism and reality from his presidential palace. While Sunak told reporters that the rest of the G20 is showing they will come together and pick up the pieces left by Putin, the rest of the G20 are demonstrating that they will come together and work together to rebuild.
In a statement to Downing Street, the UK’s spokesperson said the country will support Ukraine “at every opportunity” and support the country globally.