Top Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh interacted with ambassadors of G20 member-countries at a luncheon today while sharing their economic and political vision ahead of Lok Sabha elections.
Reportedly, the Pakistan Ambassador was not invited to the meet due to the Indo-Pak tensions. The meet was attended by the ambassadors of the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
The meeting was held at a local hotel which was earlier scheduled for 15th February but had been canceled in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack that took place on 14th February.
Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to share his experience:
"Today I met with diplomats of the G-20 nations & some neighbouring countries. We discussed a wide range of issues & are united in our fight against the scourge of terrorism. I enjoyed the exchange of perspectives & ideas & look forward to continuing our dialogue.
Senior Congress leader and former minister Anand Sharma, who currently heads the Congress' foreign affairs department was the host for the day. He said, "It was a meaningful engagement and a good meeting where global, regional, political and economic matters were discussed."
Party Leader, Rahul Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh, and the other senior leaders held discussions with the ambassadors on the current geopolitical situation.
Reportedly, Gandhi first interacted with the ambassadors jointly for half an hour and then sat down at each table and shared his thoughts with them separately. The meeting lasted for almost three hours.
Rahul made it clear to the diplomats that the party is committed and united in carrying forward the fight against terrorism.
The ambassadors of Brunei, Dominican Republic, and Romania, who head regional groups of ASEAN, GRULAC and Europe, also attended the meet.