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G20 Summit 2023 List Of Country Heads Coming To India And Not Coming To India

List of world leaders coming to India and not attending the G20 Summit being held in New Delhi, India.

Vivek Singh
G20 Summit country flags (Photo Courtesy: g20.org)
G20 Summit country flags (Photo Courtesy: g20.org)

Leaders from major global economies are meeting in India for a two-day G20 summit, with key concerns including Russia's Ukraine invasion, global economic challenges, and climate change. Despite India's hopeful theme of "One Earth, One Family, One Future," there are notable divisions and strategic conflicts among the G20 nations.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are not attending the summit in New Delhi. The G20 includes 19 countries and the European Union, representing about 85% of the world's GDP and two-thirds of its population.

Here's A List Of World Leaders Who Will Be Attending The Event In New Delhi

US President Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden is set to visit India on September 7 to attend the G20 Summit, where he will engage in bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the two-day Summit over the weekend, President Biden and fellow G20 leaders will address various topics, including the repercussions of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on the global economy and the enhancement of multilateral development banks. In related news, there were reports of US First Lady Jill Biden testing positive for COVID-19, prompting President Biden to undergo testing, which yielded a negative result.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Before his arrival in New Delhi for the G20 Summit over the weekend, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be heading to Indonesia to take part in the ASEAN summit.

Chinese Premier Li Qiang

Li Qiang, China's State Council Premier, will head the Chinese delegation at the G20 Summit. It has been officially announced that President Xi Jinping will not be present at this year's conference in Delhi. This marks the inaugural instance of a Chinese president's absence from a G20 leaders' summit since the inaugural summit in 2008. In the years 2020 and 2021, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Xi Jinping participated in the summit through virtual means.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz 

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has affirmed his presence at the forthcoming G20 Summit in New Delhi. In a recent interview with Deutschlandfunk, a German radio station, Scholz highlighted the continued significance of the G20 summit, even in light of the absence of the leaders of Russia and China.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has affirmed his physical presence at the G20 summit in Delhi on September 9 and 10. This visit to India by the Australian PM is one leg of a three-country tour that will also include stops in Indonesia and the Philippines. Prior to the G20 Summit, Albanese underscored Australia's dedication to the Indo-Pacific region, aiming to promote "economic growth, stability, sovereignty, and enduring peace.

Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak

The British Prime Minister is scheduled to participate in the G20 Summit, marking his inaugural official trip to India since assuming office.

(Photo Courtesy: @RishiSunak/Twitter)
(Photo Courtesy: @RishiSunak/Twitter)

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida

Japan's Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, is scheduled to participate in the G20 summit in New Delhi, where he is expected to take a leading role in expressing concerns and criticisms regarding Russia's actions in the Ukraine conflict.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud

There is a likelihood that Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud will be present at the G20 summit in New Delhi, but we are still waiting for an official confirmation.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed full support for India's G20 presidency.

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol

Yoon Suk Yeol has officially announced that he will be attending the G20 summit in Delhi. During the event, he is expected to draw attention to the ongoing missile provocations and nuclear threats posed by North Korea in the presence of world leaders.

French President Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron is scheduled to participate in the upcoming G20 summit scheduled for September 9 and 10. Additionally, he is anticipated to engage in one-on-one discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, covering a variety of topics.

Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez

Alberto Fernandez has officially announced that he will be present at the G20 summit in New Delhi.

Nigeria's President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Nigeria is scheduled to participate in the G20 summit with the objective of encouraging international investment in Nigeria and rallying worldwide capital for infrastructure advancement.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, is expected to be present at the G20 summit in New Delhi. Bangladesh has received an invitation from India to join as an observer, among other nations.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is scheduled to travel to India to attend the G20 summit, during which he will engage in discussions on various topics, including climate change.

Leaders Who Are Not Going To Attend The Summit

European Union Leaders

Ursula Von Der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, and Charles Michel, the President of the European Council, have not yet confirmed their participation in the G20 summit.

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the G20 Summit this year, as he faces an arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court (ICC) over allegations of war crimes in Ukraine, which the Kremlin vehemently denies. Consequently, there is a potential risk of his arrest when travelling abroad. Instead, Russia will be represented at the crucial summit in New Delhi by its foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

It appears that Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is unlikely to attend the G20 summit this year.

Among the leaders who have not confirmed their presence are Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, whose attendance at the G20 summit is uncertain, and Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who has also not confirmed his presence at the summit.

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