India swaps G-20 chair with Indonesia

Tribune News Service


India has exchanged its presidency of the G-20 with Indonesia in an arrangement that suits both sides, claimed sources.

The rotation cycle for the G-20 chair for India falls in 2022, its 75th year of Independence, while for Indonesia it was in 2023, the same year it will head the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).The implication is that the biggest gathering of the world leaders in India outside the UN ambit will then take place in 2024, the year general elections are scheduled in the country.

Officials here did not come on record but Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said, “India also has had the same request.”

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