British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak landed in New Delhi yesterday, September 8 to attend the G20 Summit. He was accompanied by his wife Akshata Murty, and the couple were received by Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey.
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak recently posted several photos on Instagram shortly after their arrival in Delhi. One of the pictures captures a touching moment between Sunak and his wife, Akshata Murty, on the plane. In this candid shot, Akshata Murty is seen carefully adjusting her husband's tie as they prepare to disembark at Palam Airport. The other two photos he shared depict the couple graciously receiving warm greetings during their welcome.
See the pictures here.
Sunak and Murty will be staying in Delhi's Shangri-La hotel, according to Brut India. Sunak's arrival in Delhi marks the first time the British Indian PM has visited India, a historic occasion for both countries.
Before the event, Sunak visited the British Council of India along with his wife Akshata Murty. He shared his delight at meeting the students and staff at the British Council in the national capital, calling them “the world leaders of tomorrow”.
Taking to his official handle on X, Sunak posted, “Before meeting the world leaders of today I’ve been meeting with the world leaders of tomorrow.”
Before meeting the world leaders of today I’ve been meeting with the world leaders of tomorrow.— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) September 8, 2023
It’s been fantastic to visit students and staff here at @inBritish - a reflection of the living bridge that exists between the UK and India. pic.twitter.com/mYc2uZP7kc
Rishi Sunak Lands In New Delhi
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak landed in New Delhi today for the G20 Summit. 2023's G20 Summit will be hosted by India and held in New Delhi over the weekend, from Saturday, 9th September, to Sunday, 10th September. This year's G20 Summit is the first time a G20 Summit has been held in India, and in South Asia. The event will be attended by leaders and delegates representing each of the Group of 20 (G20) Nations, including Britain, the United States, China, and South Korea.
Rishi Sunak's arrival in India marks the first time the British PM has visited the country since his election last year. It's also a historical event- this is the first time a British PM of Indian origin has visited India. As the first British Prime Minister with Indian heritage, Sunak's arrival in India marks a special moment in British-India relations.
In a post on social media, Sunak outlined his motives for the event- "stabilising the global economy. Building international relationships. Supporting the most vulnerable."
I’m heading to the #G20 Summit with a clear focus.— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) September 8, 2023
Stabilising the global economy. Building international relationships. Supporting the most vulnerable.
This action is part of that – Putin again has failed to show up for the G20, but we will show up with support for Ukraine. https://t.co/tLG19ILDLr
In another post, announcing his arrival in New Delhi, Sunak expressed hope at "getting the job done," in cooperation with the other world leaders at the event.
I’ve landed in Delhi ahead of the #G20 summit.— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) September 8, 2023
I am meeting world leaders to address some of the challenges that impact every one of us.
Only together can we get the job done. pic.twitter.com/72vE60c7Fg
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