President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in New Delhi, India, on Friday to participate in the G20 leaders’ summit that will take place over the weekend.
The new Delhi G20 summit is being hosted under the theme “One Earth, One Family, One Future”.
The President will participate in various workshops on Saturday and join other heads of state at the wreath-laying ceremony at the Rajghat Memorial on Sunday.
Vincent Magwenya, spokesperson for the president, says Ramaphosa will also hold bilateral talks with heads of state and governments on the sidelines of the summit to strengthen South Africa’s diplomatic, economic and cultural ties.
The New Delhi summit focuses on the key pillars of India’s G20 presidency, including accelerated, inclusive sustainable and resilient growth; accelerated progress on sustainable development goals; mainstream lifestyle for the environment (LiFE); multilateral institutions for the 21st century; technological transformation and public infrastructure; building digital public infrastructure; ensuring international peace and harmony; and creating a more inclusive world, gender equality and the empowerment of women.
The group of twenty (G20), a group of the 20 leading industrial and developing countries, is an informal association consisting of the European Union and 19 other member states. The G20 was established as an important international forum for cooperation and mutual consultation and consultation on issues affecting the international financial system.
India holds the presidency of the G20 from 1 December 2022 to 30 November 2023. The G20 summit is held annually under the leadership of the rotating presidency.
South Africa takes over the G20 presidency in 2025.
Ramaphosa is supported in India by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr. Naledi Pandor.