When India formally assumed the G20 presidency on December 1, the White House stepped forward and expanded its support for the country. “Biden looks forward to supporting India’s G20 presidency, including current food and energy security challenges, as we continue our efforts to build a global economy. The president will attend the G20,” said Karine Jean-Pierre, White House press secretary. The G-20 is the main forum for international economic cooperation, representing about 85 percent of global GDP, more than 75 percent of global trade and about two-thirds of the world’s population, according to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) publication. Commenting on the change of army chief in India’s neighboring Pakistan, Karine Jean-Pierre said the US looks forward to continuing to work with Pakistan to promote stability.