Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli held a meeting to discuss Egypt's arrangements to partake as a guest of the Indian presidency for the summit, according to a statement by the Cabinet.
During the meeting, Madbouli praised India's invitation to Egypt to participate at the G20, saying: “The invitation reflects historical ties between the Egyptian and Indian leaderships, governments and peoples.”
“It also reflects Cairo's prestigious position regionally and internationally,” Madbouli added.
The Egyptian Prime Minister also noted that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi directed to prioritize Egypt's effective participation at the summit to enhance joint international action, particularly on issues related to Africa and developing countries such as food, energy, climate, development and global economic reforms.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Mohamed Moait, Minister of Finance; Ahmed Kajouk, Deputy Minister of Finance for Financial Policies; Dr. Ahmed Kamali, Deputy Minister of Planning for Planning Affairs; Ambassador Raji Al-Etribi, Personal Representative of the President to the G20 during the Indian Presidency; Assistant Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs; Hisham Awadallah, Assistant Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, and Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Gawad, Head of the Multilateral Cooperation Sector at the Ministry of International Cooperation.
Last year, Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said that Egypt will add “great value” to the G20 meetings, and that the issues to be discussed at the summit include climate change and supporting developing countries.
UAE, Oman, Bangladesh, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Singapore, and Spain have been also invited to attend the summit, which represents the world’s major economies.
Under its Presidency, India is set to host over 200 G20 meetings across the country, beginning in December 2022. The G20 Leaders' Summit at the level of Heads of State / Government is scheduled to be held on 09 and 10 September 2023 in New Delhi.
The G20, or Group of Twenty, is an intergovernmental forum of the world’s major developed and developing economies. It comprises 19 countries including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK, USA, and the European Union (EU).