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Brazil takes over as G20 president after India

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At the end of this weekend’s annual conference in New Delhi, India officially handed over the G20 presidency to Brazil.

The transition was finalized when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva the presidential gavel.

India took up the G20 presidency from Indonesia on December 1 and will remain in office until the end of the year.

Food and energy security, climate change, and global debt risks were just some of the topics discussed at the two-day conference, which culminated in the adoption of a consensus declaration.

On Sunday, Modi also proposed a “virtual summit” of the coalition towards the end of November to evaluate the group’s work and discuss “how their progress can be accelerated” in light of the members’ comments and proposals.

Modi stated, “In that session, we can review the topics decided during this summit,” and informed members that further information would be forthcoming. (Reuters/NAN)

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