Indian PM Modi to join G20 leaders' Summit after Italian invite

At the invitation of the Italian Presidency of the G-20, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the upcoming G20 Extraordinary Leaders' Summit on Afghanistan.

The G20 Italian Presidency is convening the Summit on October 12 in virtual format.

The meeting plan will include a discussion on response to humanitarian needs and access to essential services and livelihood; security and the fight against terrorism; and mobility, migration and human rights.

PM Modi had earlier participated in the SCO – CSTO outreach Summit on Afghanistan. Indian External Affairs Minister, Dr S Jaishankar, participated in the meeting of G20 Foreign Ministers on Afghanistan on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York.

The G20 comprises twenty of the world's major economies. It is an important platform to help build international consensus and facilitate a coordinated approach between multilateral organizations, including the UN and its agencies, and global and regional actors to address the worsening humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

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