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G20 Summit Spotlight: The Power Players Attending and the Standouts Who’ve Opted Out

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G20 Summit Spotlight: The Power Players Attending and the Standouts Who’ve Opted Out

The stage is set for the G20 Summit that will kick off on September 8 in New Delhi. 

For two fruitful days, leaders from the largest economies worldwide will be brainstorming and crafting solutions on digital transformation, climate financing, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and food security among others. 

Interest is mounting on which world leaders will be gracing the event.

A Global Surplus: Leaders who will be attending

US President Joe Biden

Biden’s attendance is pinned specifically for September 7.

In addition to the G20 Summit, he is expected to have bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the two-day event, President Biden hopes to address issues including the economic and social impacts of the Russia-Ukraine war and increasing the capabilities of multilateral development banks.

Chinese Premier Li Qiang

China’s Leader, Li Qiang, confirmed his presence. 

This comes as a shock as President Xi Jinping gave it a miss, an unprecedented move since the inception of the G20 leaders’ summit in 2008.

Britain’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak is expected to grace the event in what will be his first official visit as the Prime Minister to India.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

The Australian Prime Minister will attend the summit during his three-nation tour, which includes Indonesia and the Philippines.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau plans to be present in New Delhi after participating in the ASEAN summit in Indonesia.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz

German Chancellor Scholz will be part of the summit. 

He accentuates the importance of the G20 summit despite the absence of Russia and China’s leaders.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida

Japan’s Prime Minister is expected to criticize Russia over the Ukraine war during the Summit.

South Korean President Yoon Suk-Yeo

Yoon Suk-Yeo will likely use the platform to shed light on escalating North Korea missile threats.

The Notable Absentees

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Amidst an arrest warrant accusing him of war crimes in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin will abstain from the event.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

There’s a high likelihood that the Mexican President will skip this year’s G20 Summit.

The Wait-and-See Cohort

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and Indonesian President Joko Widodo

Neither of these leaders has confirmed their attendance.

The G20 Summit’s key outcome could be the global solutions addressing digital transformation, climate financing, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and food security among others.

The participation of the major players is crucial to ensure the decisions made are representative of the global community, leading to a balanced and sustainable future.

This year’s G20 Summit will feature a mix of familiar faces and noticeable absences. Although certain leaders have chosen not to attend, the Summit’s importance cannot be underestimated. 

The list of attendees signifies the event’s significance and the worldwide interest in creating global solutions.

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