On the first day of the two-day P20 summit in New Delhi, the presiding officers unanimously approved a joint statement that stated that the parliaments would continue to engage in parliamentary diplomacy and dialogue in an appropriate manner as a catalyst for promoting international peace, prosperity, and harmony, including supporting the peaceful resolution of conflicts and disputes. This was done in light of the ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and Palestine.
The Presiding Officers also commended the Indian Parliament for passing the ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam’, which ensures that one-third of seats in the Lok Sabha and state legislatures are reserved for women.
The G20 Leaders’ Summit and India’s G20 presidency focused on issues related to accelerating progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), technological transformation and inclusive digital economy, global economic recovery, food and energy security, addressing climate change, inclusive energy transition, promotion of sustainable production and consumption patterns, reinvigorating the global economy,
The presiding officers expressed their gratitude to the Indian Parliament for hosting the ninth meeting of the G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit and for their kind hospitality. In keeping with its long-standing traditions of involving the populace in government and decision-making, they also congratulate India on the opening of the new Parliament building, according to the statement.
The P20 summit is still going on with Om Birla, Speaker of the Lok Sabha.