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Indonesia hands over chair of G20 Religious Forum to India in Bali

03 November 2022 15:17 STI

bali [Indonesia]November 3 (ANI): Indonesia on Thursday ceded the presidency of the R20 summit, the religious grouping of the G20 Forum, to India, which New Delhi will host in 2023.
The handover ceremony was held for the government and religious leaders of India who will host the G20 Religious Forum in 2023.
The R20 is part of a series of G20 events initiated under Indonesia’s G20 Presidency.
It is being held November 2-3 this year in Bali, Indonesia to mobilize world leaders to ensure that religion functions as an open and dynamic source of solutions, rather than problems, in the 21st century.

India and Indonesia share two millennia of close cultural and commercial contact. The Hindu, Buddhist and later Muslim faith traveled to Indonesia from the shores of India. The stories of the great epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata are sources of Indonesian folk art and drama.
The common culture, colonial history and post-independence goals of political sovereignty, economic self-sufficiency and independent foreign policy have a unifying effect on bilateral relations.
The G20 (Group of 20 major economies, led this year by Indonesia) summit includes an official main event called R20 (Religious Forum) to be held from November 2-3 this year for the “first time” in Bali, in Indonesia.
The R20 has been recognized as an official G20 engagement group, and the R20 Summit in Bali is the main event on this year’s G20 agenda. Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia, is due to speak during the opening session of this year’s R20 Summit on November 2, 2022.
India will assume the chairmanship of the Group of Twenty (or G20) for one year from December 1, 2022 to November 30, 2023. (ANI)