World leaders will come to New Delhi to participate in the G20 Summit 2023.

New Delhi:

Many world leaders will gather in New Delhi to attend the G20 Summit (G20 Summit 2023) later this week. During the meeting, US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and other heads of state will discuss geopolitical tensions, the economic slowdown and rising food and energy prices at one of the most important global gatherings of the year.

Here's a look at which countries' leaders or their representatives are participating and who are not participating in the G20 Summit 2023.

These veterans have been confirmed to be present at the G20:

  • US President Joe Biden has confirmed today that he is going to New Delhi, where he will attend the G20 Summit. Biden intends to discuss the social impact of the war in Ukraine, clean energy transition, the fight against climate change and increasing the capacity of multilateral banks to fight poverty.
  • Rishi Sunak will attend the summit in New Delhi on his first official visit to India as the Prime Minister of the UK.
  • Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has confirmed his presence at the G20 summit and is likely to lead criticism against Russia for the Ukraine war as the current president of the G7.
  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is currently in Indonesia but will be in India on September 20 and 9 to attend the G10 summit, his office has confirmed.
  • French President Emmanuel Macron will attend the G20 Summit and is also expected to hold bilateral talks with PM Modi.
  • Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will attend the summit as part of a three-nation tour, which includes India, Indonesia and the Philippines.
  • German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will be present at the summit in New Delhi. He has said that the summit remains important despite the absence of Russia and China.
  • South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol is expected to urge leaders at the summit to respond to North Korea's nuclear threats and missile provocations.
  • South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is going to attend the G20 Summit.
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will attend the summit in New Delhi.

These veteran leaders will be absent, representatives will participate

  • Xi Jinping will be among the most important people to be absent at the G20 summit. In his absence, Chinese Premier Li Qiang of the State Council will lead the country's delegation. This will be the first time that a Chinese president has not attended the G2008 leaders' summit since the first edition was held in 20.
  • Vladimir Putin will also not attend the G20 summit this year. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant accusing the Russian president of war crimes in Ukraine, the Kremlin has denied. This means that they fear being arrested while travelling abroad. Because of this, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will represent the country in New Delhi.
  • Spain's President Pedro Sanchez has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and will not be able to attend the G20 summit.
  • Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will not attend the mega event.

Apart from the
G20 members, India has invited leaders of Bangladesh, Netherlands, Nigeria, Egypt, Mauritius, Oman, Singapore, Spain and the United Arab Emirates. The summit will also see the participation of top administrators of international organizations such as the United Nations (UN), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.