The G20 Summit held in New Delhi from 8th to 10th September has been hailed as a big success by most of the media and the international dignitaries that visited. During the summit’s period, several of them had even visited various sites in Delhi related to heritage, culture and even just entertainment.
According to reports, some of the places visited were Humayun’s Tomb, Lodhi Garden, and the DLF Promenade Mall, and a restaurant in Mehrauli.
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunkar had reportedly visited the British Council on KG Marg and walked to the Imperial Hotel afterward.
Now, images have come out of guest books from Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar that show what comments these international dignitaries left after making their visits.
What Did G20 Delegates Write?
As per reports, the Indian historical monuments were seen as a clear favourite among many along with the National Gallery of Modern Art.
Heiko von der Leyen, the spouse of the EU President who had been one of the various European Commission representatives visiting Indian heritage sites had visited the Qutub Minar and wrote how impressed they were with it.
He commented “What a great place of history and art! Thank you so much for this experience.”
Bruno Le Maire the French Minister of Economy, Finance and Recovery for his impression of the site said “Thank you for this wonderful visit in one of the most beautiful sites in the world.”
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French President Emmanuel Macron who visited Qutub Minar wrote in their guest book “Thank you so much for this visit and your efforts to preserve this part of your history.”
Klaas Knot, president of the Dutch Central Bank and a Dutch economist said the Qutub Minar was “beautiful” and wrote about how the Indian heritage site and Alhambra’s Islamic architecture had many similarities between them.
Emmanuel Bonne, Macron’s diplomatic advisor also left his thoughts in the guest book writing “Thank you so much for your hospitality. I feel honour(ed) that France is such a close friend of India.”
Liu Kun, the Chinese finance minister had also visited the Qutub Minar on 7th September and wrote “We are so impressed by the rich history and we thank you for your hospitality. Wish you all the best.”
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