India unveils new G20 logo, website as it readies to take over presidency
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled a new website, logo and theme for the country’s G20’s presidency.
India is expected to assume the presidency of the powerful G20 grouping from the current chair, Indonesia, on December 1, and hold the post for a year.
The G20 Leaders’ Summit at the level of Heads of State and Government is scheduled to be held on September 9 and 10, 2023 in New Delhi.
The new logo unveiled by PM Modi bears a lotus and the message of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam — One Earth, One Family, One Future’. Modi said the lotus is a symbol of hope.
What is G20
Formed in 1999 against the backdrop of the financial crisis of the late 1990s that hit East Asia and Southeast Asia in particular, the G20 aims to engage middle-income countries in securing global financial stability.
Its prominent members include Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK, the US, and the EU. Spain is invited as a permanent guest.
During the course of its G20 Presidency, India will be holding about 200 meetings in 32 different sectors in multiple locations across India.