Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be India’s representative at the upcoming G20 Extraordinary Leaders’ Summit on Afghanistan to be held virtually on October 12. The Summit is being chaired by the Italian Presidency.

The Ministry of External Affairs issued a statement according to which, the Italian Presidency of the G-20, has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to participate in the upcoming G20 Extraordinary Leaders` Summit.

The motives of the conference include a discussion about the response to humanitarian needs and availability of basic amenities and livelihood in Afghanistan; security and the struggle against terrorism; and mobility, migration and human rights. PM Modi had earlier taken part in the SCO – CSTO outreach Summit on Afghanistan.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had participated in the parley of G20 Foreign Ministers for Afghanistan on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York. The ‘Group of 20 nations’ or G20 comprises twenty of the world’s biggest economies and, is an important podium to help shape worldwide consensus and aid a synchronized approach among multilateral organisations, including the UN and its agencies, and international and regional actors to acknowledge the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

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