The G20 Summit 2023 is confirmed to be held in Delhi on September 9-10, with world-famous leaders, including Joe Biden and Rishi Sunak to attend the summit. The venue for the event is finalized the Bharat Mandapam in Pragati Maidan New Delhi.
As a preparatory measure, the Delhi government has issued several advisories in view of the significant event as schools and offices will remain closed during the event.
The Summit’s theme is “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,” emphasizing global unity. Discussions will encompass issues like increasing loans to developing nations, reforming international debt structures, and regulating cryptocurrencies.
The G20 summit will address major global issues like the Ukraine conflict, food shortages, energy crises, climate change, and the ongoing pandemic.
G20 Summit 2023 Delhi Guest List
- US President Joe Biden
- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
- British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak
- Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida
- Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese
- South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol
- French President Emmanuel Macron
- Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez
- Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu
- German Chancellor Olaf Scholz
- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (discussing climate change in India)
- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa (supporting India’s G20 presidency)
- Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (likely attendee as an observer)
Leaders Not Attending G20 Summit 2023 Delhi
- Chinese President Xi Jinping (represented by Premier Li Qiang)
- Russian President Vladimir Putin (represented by Sergey Lavrov)
- Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (delegation led by Minister of Economy Raquel Buenrostro Sanchez)
- Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (attendance remains unconfirmed)
- European Union leaders Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel (presence lacks official confirmation)
- Italian PM Meloni (presence unconfirmed)
- Indonesian President Widodo (attendance status uncertain)
Essential services like medical and grocery stores will remain open. Given the Summit’s high-profile nature, as many famous worldwide leaders are attending the event, roads near the Bharat Mandapam, such as Rajghat, NGMA, and IARI, will see closures. As a safety measure, malls, markets, schools, offices, banks, and other commercial establishments in the New Delhi Police District will remain closed from September 8-10.
There will be stringent traffic regulations in place. Heavy vehicles will face restrictions, while ambulances and medical vehicles will have unhindered movement. Public transport, including ISBTs, airports, and railway stations, will operate but expect limited vehicular movement around these areas. Delhi Traffic Police has advised residents to use metro services and DTC buses for commuting.
G20 Summit 2023 Delhi Guest List FAQs
Ans- The G20 Summit will take place in Delhi’s Pragati Maidan at Bharat Mandapam on September 9-10.
Ans- Leaders like US President Joe Biden, UK PM Rishi Sunak, Emmanuel Macron, and Anthony Albanese will attend. However, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t attend the guest list.
Ans- The theme is “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” which means “One Earth, One Family, One Future”.
Ans- Delhi has heightened security, deploying 60 Deputy Commissioners and 69 explosive detection dogs, and imposed traffic restrictions. Online deliveries, except for medicines, are prohibited during the event.
Ans- Some Delhi Metro station gates along the VVIP route will temporarily close, while others will remain open. Commuters are encouraged to use Metro services