Fact Check: Social media makes a MISLEADING claim that Biden did not invite Modi for an emergency meet at G20 venue
several social media users shared a picture of a few world leaders attending a meeting claiming that American President Joe Biden called for an emergency meeting at G20, without involving Indian PM Narendra Modi.
G20 2022 was successfully held in Bali, Indonesia, on November 16th and 17th, where India was handed over the G20 presidency. In 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be hosting meetings with the G20 leaders in India.
Meanwhile, several social media users shared a picture of a few world leaders attending a meeting claiming that American President Joe Biden called for an emergency meeting at G20, without involving Indian PM Narendra Modi.
The claim goes as "Biden called an emergency meeting at #G20 - India's so-called Vishwaguru Modi is missing!"
The claim is MISLEADING. The emergency meeting, though held at Bali, the venue of the G20 summit, was not for the G20 member countries.
When we searched the image using Google reverse image search, we found that the image was shared by Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, with the caption "The G7 and present NATO members convened a meeting this morning in Bali during the G20 to discuss the incident in Poland last night. We are united in our message that we first need to establish the facts and therefore support Poland's investigation. (1/2)
A similar image was shared by the Twitter account of US President Biden with the narrative "Earlier, I met with G20 and NATO Leaders to discuss the explosion in Eastern Poland near the Ukrainian border. We offer our full support for and assistance with Poland's ongoing investigation."
Sharing the viral image, the NHKworld – Japan reported that the leaders of G-7 countries and NATO members have agreed to closely monitor an investigation into reports of a Russian-made missile landing in Poland. G7 and NATO leaders held an emergency meeting in Indonesia on Wednesday. Japan's Prime Minister Kishida Fumio was among the attendees.
The White House also released a joint statement of NATO and G7 leaders meeting in Bali. The statement condemned the barbaric missile attacks that Russia perpetrated on Ukrainian cities and civilian infrastructure.
The explosion that took place in the eastern part of Poland near the border of Ukraine was discussed and full support was offered for the ongoing Poland investigation.
Therefore, the viral image shows the emergency meeting of the G7 countries and NATO leaders which does not include India. The claim is misleading.