NEW DELHI (AA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in the capital of India, New Delhi, to attend the 18th Summit of the leaders of the G-20 member countries, reports Anadolu.
India is hosting the two-day summit, which will begin tomorrow under the theme ‘One Country, One Family, One Future’.
At the summit, Erdogan will speak to the leaders about the steps Turkey is taking on climate change.
The Turkish president is also expected to hold bilateral talks with several heads of state and government on the sidelines of the summit.
Erdogan is accompanied on his visit to India by Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan, Treasury and Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek, National Intelligence Service (MIT) chief Ibrahim Kalin, and Erdogan’s top adviser Akif Çagatay Kilic.
The summit will be held at the newly opened Pragati Maidan Conference Center in the Bharat Mandapam Cultural Corridor.
The G-20 is an intergovernmental forum that primarily focuses on economic issues and is made up of the world’s 20 largest economies – 19 countries and the European Union (EU). The G-20 plays an important role in shaping and strengthening the global architecture and management of all major international economic issues.
G-20 member countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, Great Britain and the United States of America (USA).
Besides the members, the mandated chairman India has also invited the leaders of Bangladesh, Netherlands, Nigeria, Egypt, Mauritius, Oman, Singapore, Spain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
In addition to international organizations such as the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, India has also invited members of the International Solar Alliance, the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure and the Asian Development Bank as guests.
The G20 is also close to an agreement to admit the African Union, a bloc of 55 countries, as a member of the group.
After the summit, the leaders are expected to adopt a declaration.
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