The Foreign Minister said that the solution to the major challenges of the present time can be found not by fighting with each other but by working together. In such a situation, India’s agenda in the G-20 group will be inclusive, ambitious, action-oriented and decisive.
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foreign Minister S Jaishankar said on Thursday that G-20 During its presidency, India will mobilize the support of the member countries of the grouping on issues of immediate importance, including food and energy security, equitable health solutions, that the world is facing after Kovid. At the same time, he said that the solution to the big challenges of the present time can be found not by fighting with each other but by working together. In such G-20 group India’s agenda will be inclusive, ambitious, action-oriented and decisive.
India assumed the formal chairmanship of the G-20 group on 1 December. In his address on the topic G-20 University Connect: Igniting Young Minds, Jaishankar said that India’s work will not be limited to talking only, but the emphasis will be on collective action. He said that the chairmanship of G-20 provides us an opportunity to present our story to the world and present the voice of the Global South region which has been neglected till now.
He said that such countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America rely on India to raise their voice and we have raised their concerns on issues like fuel, food security. The Foreign Minister said that our commitment to climate action and climate justice is strong. He said that India is taking over the chairmanship of the G-20 grouping at a time when developing countries have faced economic and social devastation due to COVID, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been undermined and differences between developed and developing countries A gap has arisen in the middle health sector.
India’s focus on issues related to financial, economic and development
Jaishankar said that at the same time, the impact of the Ukraine crisis is in front in the form of pressure related to the availability and affordability of fuel, food and fertilizers. Apart from this, along with the difficult climate situation in the long run, the challenge related to terrorism and black money is also in front. The External Affairs Minister said, the G-20 is a premier body that deals with the issues related to financial, economic and development that the world is facing. In this difficult situation, world leaders should focus on the right issues.
External Affairs Minister Jaishankar’s mantra for G20
He said that we have to solve the problems and in many cases India’s example is exemplary for the world. In this regard, the External Affairs Minister underlined the importance of facilitating last-mile supply through digital platforms, betterment of health services, green and clean energy sector. He said that during the presidency of the G-20 group, India will not only focus on civilizational and cultural heritage but will also speak on contemporary issues. He said that its goals can be achieved only by making climate action a public participation. During the chairmanship of the group, India will emphasize on lifestyle for the environment.