Rishi Sunak visits India for the 'historic' G20 summit

Rishi Sunak is flying to Delhi to confer with world leaders, making him the first Indian-origin prime minister to visit the country.

The "historic" visit will be a "powerful reminder of the living bridge between the two countries," according to sources. 

His wife, Akshata Murty, was born and raised in India and is the daughter of one of India's wealthiest individuals.

The purpose of the trip is to attend the summit of the leaders of the G20, which comprises the 19 largest economies in the world plus the European Union.

The G20 is essentially a diplomatic mush. Many of its members share little in common besides large economies. Bringing together the countries that drive the global economy is the purpose of the initiative.

The G20 is a child of the 21st century, conceived in 1999 and increasing in stature after the 2008 financial crisis.

It indicates that its discussions are frequently very broad. However, the gathering also provides an opportunity for leaders to confer one-on-one in what are known as "bilaterals."

Mr. Sunak stated on the way to the summit that he was thrilled to be back in India, describing it as a country that is very dear to him.

On the guest list were two of the most powerful individuals in the world, but they are not attending. President Vladimir Putin will be absent for the second consecutive year.

The prime minister mentioned that once again  Vladimir Putin is absent from the G20. 

In the meantime, the rest of the G20 is demonstrating that we will come together to pick up the fragments of Putin's destruction. However, the situation is more complicated.

President Xi of China is also absent. And some G20 members are considerably less committed to Ukraine than others. The sponsors, India, continue to purchase large quantities of oil from Russia.

The prime minister refused to disclose whether he planned to meet with the Chinese premier during the summit. The prime minister will meet with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, where they will likely discuss a free trade agreement between the United Kingdom and India.

There is growing optimism that an agreement can be reached soon. Finance Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman expressed optimism that it would be completed by the end of the year.

Long regarded as a potential stumbling block in the negotiations, India's demand for more flexible visas has long been considered a potential sticking point.

The prime minister's official spokesman mentioned that this is a trade agreement that focuses on trade and business and immigration is a separate issue.

A free trade agreement covers only business mobility, or the temporary migration of businesspeople for specific purposes.

David Lammy, the shadow foreign secretary, stated that the Conservatives had said the trade agreement would be finalized by last October.

Despite all the politics and diplomacy, the initial focus of this voyage will be symbolic, historical, and visual. A British prime minister of Indian descent, as India accommodates the world, or at least a substantial portion of its economy.