India is set to host the G20 summit next month, with the presence of US President Joe Biden confirmed for the event. Once again, the White House has shown its commitment to the summit. Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated that President Biden will reaffirm the United States’ dedication to the G20 as a primary forum for global economic cooperation.
During the G20 summit, President Biden will engage in discussions on various joint efforts to address global challenges. According to Jean-Pierre, these discussions will range from tackling climate change to alleviating the economic and social impacts of Russia’s conflict with Ukraine.
She explained that efforts will be made during the G20 summit to enhance the capacity of multilateral development banks to better support developing nations, particularly in the face of crucial international challenges. Jean-Pierre emphasized that President Biden, through his participation, aims to strengthen global cooperation in combating issues like poverty and climate change.
It’s worth noting that White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan had previously confirmed that President Biden would attend the G20 summit during a press conference on August 23rd. He mentioned that President Biden’s visit to India would last from September 7th to 10th.
Key Discussions on the Agenda
The White House press secretary had previously released a statement regarding President Biden’s trip to India. The statement indicated that during the G20 summit, President Biden would engage with other leaders in discussions about several global challenges, including the conflict in Ukraine. Additionally, he would commend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership at the G20 summit.
President Biden and the G20 partners will discuss a range of topics, including addressing climate change, the crisis in Ukraine, and collaborating on various joint efforts to tackle global issues. Sullivan had stated that President Biden will emphasize on reforming the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to provide better support for developing countries. These institutions should offer more viable alternatives for these countries rather than relying solely on the Belt and Road Initiative funded by China. Sullivan stressed that the challenges faced by these nations are being heard, and their voices are being clearly listened to.
The G20 summit is expected to serve as a platform for dialogue and cooperation among world leaders to address pressing global challenges. The presence of President Biden reinforces the commitment of the United States to international collaboration and collective problem-solving.