India played an essential role in negotiating the Bali Declaration of the just concluded G20 Summit in Indonesia, the White House said and applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for saying that today's era must not be of war.
"India played an essential role in negotiating the summit's declaration. Prime Minister Modi made clear today's era must not be of war," White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters at her daily news conference.
"Among other priorities addressed, we have a path forward to addressing current food and energy security challenges while continuing our efforts to build a resilient global economy," she said.
US President Joe Biden returned from Indonesia after attending the G20 Summit in Bali. India takes over the presidency of G20 in December, which all its members and international community say would be an important milestone in the history of the grouping.
"Prime Minister Modi's relationship was critical to this outcome, and we look forward to supporting India's G-20 presidency next year. We look forward to that next meeting," Jean-Pierre said.