New Delhi: UK PM Rishi Sunak arrived in New Delhi for the G20 summit. US President Joe Biden, Chinese Premier Li Qiang, and Australian PM Anthony Albanese will arrive later on Friday. Meanwhile, Spain’s caretaker prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, will miss the G20 summit in New Delhi after testing positive for Covid-19.
Rishi Sunak said on Friday that his visit to New Delhi for the G20 Leaders’ Summit is “obviously special” as he joked about being referred to as the “son-in-law of India”.
The first British Prime Minister of Indian heritage has married to an Indian, Akshata Murty. He is joined on the visit by his wife, the daughter of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy. He is scheduled for bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the summit.
“It’s obviously special. I saw somewhere that I was referred to as India’s son-in-law, which I hope was meant affectionately,” he told reporters travelling with him.
Modi and Sunak last met on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan, in May. A month later, during UK-India Week in London, Sunak had said he “can’t wait” to meet his Indian counterpart again.