India will be hosting the annual G-20 summit in 2022, coinciding with the country’s 75th anniversary of Independence, Narendra Modi announced on Saturday.
Modi also 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 include 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.