Who’s Who at the G20 Summit in New Delhi?

A Comprehensive Rundown of Attendees and Notable Absences

New Delhi, September 8, 2023 – The Group of 20 (G20) summit in New Delhi is set to convene world leaders to address critical global issues. From discussions on food security to climate action and the debt crisis affecting vulnerable nations, this annual meeting bears significant importance. Here’s a breakdown of the notable attendees and those conspicuous by their absence.

G20 Leaders in Attendance

  • Argentina’s President: Alberto Fernandez
  • Australian Prime Minister: Anthony Albanese
  • Brazil’s President: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
  • British Prime Minister: Rishi Sunak
  • Canadian Prime Minister: Justin Trudeau
  • French President: Emmanuel Macron
  • German Chancellor: Olaf Scholz
  • Indian Prime Minister: Narendra Modi
  • Indonesian President: Joko Widodo
  • Italian Prime Minister: Giorgia Meloni
  • Japanese Prime Minister: Fumio Kishida
  • Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince: Mohammed bin Salman
  • South African President: Cyril Ramaphosa
  • South Korean President: Yoon Suk-yeol
  • Turkish President: Tayyip Erdogan
  • U.S. President: Joe Biden

European Union Representation

  • President of the European Commission: Ursula von der Leyen
  • President of the European Council: Charles Michel

Special Invitees

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister: Sheikh Hasina
  • Egypt President: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
  • Mauritius Prime Minister: Pravind Kumar Jugnauth
  • Netherlands Prime Minister: Mark Rutte
  • Nigeria’s President: Bola Tinubu
  • Oman’s Sultan: Haitham bin Tarik Al-Said
  • Singapore Prime Minister: Lee Hsien Loong
  • UAE President: Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed

Additional Attendees

  • U.S. Treasury Secretary: Janet Yellen
  • Heads of key international organizations, including the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the World Trade Organization, the International Labour Organization, the Financial Stability Board, and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Notable Absences

  • Chinese President: Xi Jinping (represented by Prime Minister Li Qiang)
  • Mexican President: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
  • Russian President: Vladimir Putin (represented by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

Sources: Reuters, officials, state media, and domestic media

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