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Will support my friend PM Modi during India's G20 presidency: Joe Biden

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The Centre will be organising over 200 meetings in 50 cities across the country during its G-20 Presidency.

Washington, Dec 02: United States President Joe Biden said that he was looking forward to supporting 'his friend' Prime Minister Narendra Modi during India's G20 presidency.

"India is a strong partner of the US, and I look forward to supporting my friend Prime Minister Modi during India's G20 presidency," Joe Biden tweeted on Friday.

Narendra Modi and Joe Biden

"Together we will advance sustainable and inclusive growth while tackling shared challenges like the climate, energy, and food crises," he added.

Prime Minister Modi on Thursday said India will work to further promote oneness, inspired by the theme of "One Earth, One Family, One Future" and listed terror, climate change, pandemic as the greatest challenges that can be best fought together.

India's G20 priorities will be shaped in consultation with not just our G20 partners, but also our fellow-travellers in the global South, whose voice often goes unheard, Modi said in an article which appeared in several newspapers and was posted on his website as well.

India's G20 agenda will be inclusive, ambitious, action-oriented and decisive, he said.

The US President also underlined that both countries ''will advance sustainable and inclusive growth while tackling shared challenges like the climate, energy, and food crises.'' The next G20 Leaders' Summit at the level of Heads of State/Government is scheduled to be held on September 9 and 10 in New Delhi.

The G20 or Group of 20 is an intergovernmental forum of the world's major developed and developing economies.

It comprises Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK, the US and the European Union (EU).

Together, they account for over 80 per cent of the global Gross Domestic Product, 75 per cent of international trade and two-thirds of the world population.

The Centre will be organising over 200 meetings in 50 cities across the country during its G-20 Presidency.

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