BUENOS AIRES, Dec 2 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that India will host the annual G-20 summit in 2022, coinciding with the country�s 75th anniversary of Independence.
Modi made the announcement at the closing ceremony of the two-day G-20 Summit here on Saturday.
He thanked Italy for allowing India to play the host. Italy was to host the international forum in 2022.
�In 2022 India completes 75 years since Independence. In that special year, India looks forward to welcoming the world to the G-20 Summit! Come to India, the world�s fastest growing large economy! Know India�s rich history and diversity, and experience the warm Indian hospitality,� Modi tweeted after making the announcement.
The G-20 is a grouping of the world�s 20 major economies.
G-20 members comprise Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the UK and the US.
�Playing hosts in 2022! At the concluding session of #G20Argentina, PM @narendramodi announced that coinciding with our 75th anniversary of independence, India will host the #G20Summit in 2022,� External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
Collectively, the G-20 economies account for nearly 90 per cent of the gross world product, 80 per cent of world trade, two-thirds of the world population, and approximately half of the world land area.
Spain is a permanent guest invitee. � PTI