G20 Leader’s Summit Declaration accepted with consensus

PM Modi’s announcement came hours after the Indian side circulated among the G20 states new text to refer to the Ukraine crisis to break the impasse

After protracted discussions on the conclusion document that had been stalled over a mention of the Ukraine issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared on Saturday that the G20 member nations had accepted a consensus leaders’ declaration for their summit.

Friends, I recently heard some fantastic news. There is consensus on the New Delhi G20 Summit Leaders Declaration thanks to the diligence of our teams and your support, Modi said in a brief broadcast remark during the summit’s second session.


Modi then made the suggestion to embrace the leaders’ declaration and declared: “I announce that this declaration is adopted.” The other G20 leaders noisily applauded as he then thumped the desk and hammered the gavel three times.

The process by which the G20 states agreed on the presidents’ proclamation, particularly the problematic section relating to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, was not immediately clear. Joint statements had been delayed by the problem at every ministerial gatherings held under India’s chairmanship.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman expressed her concern for the #GlobalSouth and the @PMOIndia’s emphasis on human-centric globalisation in a post on X, formerly Twitter. I appreciate the support and collaboration of all G20 members.

In an effort to resolve the standoff on the matter, the Indian side distributed fresh language to the G20 member states that would mention the Ukraine situation in the drafting leaders’ proclamation.