Indonesia officially hands over G-20 Religious forum Presidency to India in Bali
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Indonesia on 3 November 2022 handed over the Presidency of the R20 summit, the religious grouping of the Group of 20 Forum, to India which New Delhi will host in 2023.
Indonesia, which is the host country of the 17th G- 20 summit 2022, introduced the R 20(Religion Forum) event as part of the G 20 meeting for the first time. Indonesia has the largest muslim population in the world.
It was held on 2 and 3 November 2022 at Bali to mobilize global leaders to help ensure that religion functions as an open and dynamic source of solutions, rather than problems, in the 21st century.
The R20 Summit was inaugurated by the Indonesian President Joko Widodo.
India will assume the Presidency of the Group of Twenty (or G20) for one year from December 1, 2022 to November 30, 2023.
Group of 20 or G-20
G-20 is a group of 19 countries as well as the European Union. The member countries are ;Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, South Africa, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
It was earlier known as Dutch East Indies(Netherland East Indies) and it became Independent from the Netherlands on 17 August 1945.
It is the world's largest archipelago consisting of 17,500 islands.
Borneo island of Indonesia is the third largest island in the world after Greenland and New Guinea.
There are more than 100 active volcanoes in the country and the most famous being Krakatoa and Mount Merapi.
It has the world’s largest muslim population .
Capital : Jakarta
Currency : Rupiah
President : Joko Widodo
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