Buenos Aires: In a big announcement from the G20 summit at Buenos Aires it was announced that India will be hosting the G20 Summit to be held in 2022. India will be hosting the summit in the 75th Independence anniversary year.
Speaking at the G20 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "It's India's 75th Independence Day in 2022 and we had requested Italy if we can get '22 instead of '21 (for hosting G20 summit). They accepted our request, others accepted it too. I'm grateful and I invite leadership from across the world to come to India in 2022."
Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, "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."
Italy and India swapped year for hosting G20 summit. Italy will be hosting G20 Summit in 2021. Italian PM Giuseppe Conte said it was "very important for India to celebrate its 75th anniversary of Independence with our presence and therefore I decide to accept the swap".
In Asia, South Korea hosted G20 in 2010, followed by Turkey in 2015 and China in 2016. Next years summit will take place in Japan followed by Saudi Arabia. This years summit, the 13th G20 summit, was hosted by Argentina and the summit happened for the first time in the south American continent.