India’s G-20 presidency will be inclusive, action-oriented: Modi

Vijay Gupta. Dated: 11/17/2022 12:30:19 PM

Bali, Nov 16 Terming presidency of G-20 as matter of pride, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India’s presidency will be inclusive and action oriented. On Wednesday Indonesia handed over the G-20 presidency to India for the coming year at the conclusion of two day Bali summit. Of G-20 nations At a brief ceremony, Indonesian President Joko Widodo handed over the G-20 presidency to Prime Minister Modi. Modi said India’s G-20 presidency will be inclusive, ambitious, decisive, and action-oriented, noting that the country is taking the charge at a time when the world is grappling with geopolitical tensions, economic slow-down and rising food and energy prices. “Together with every countries’ efforts, we can make the G-20 summit a catalyst for global welfare,” Modi said. The handing over ceremony came as the member states finalised‘Lifestyle for Environment’ cam-paign can make a big contribution to this. “Its purpose is to make sustain-able lifestyles a mass movement.” The prime minister emphasised that ber states had differences on how to characterise the Russia-Ukraine war, with Ukraine’s western allies said to be seeking outright condem-nation of Moscow.the joint declaration. Prime Minister said India’s presi-dency of the G-20 is a proud occasion for every Indian and that the country will organize G-20 meetings in differ-ent cities and states. the benefits of development are uni-versal and all-inclusive. “We have to extend the benefits of development to all human beings with compassion and solidarity. Global development is not possible There were fears earlier that the member states may not agree to a fi-nal document. G-20 declarations re-quire consensus of all members. The declaration was not immedi-ately released. Though the main “Our guests will get full experience of India’s amazing diversity, inclu-sive traditions, and cultural rich-ness. We wish that all of you will par-ticipate in this unique celebration in India, the ‘Mother without women’s participation,” he said. Modi said the G-20 has to convey a strong message in favour of peace and harmony. “All these priorities business of the Summit ended in the afternoon, heads from some coun-tries — including India — had sched-uled bilateral talks on its sidelines for later in the day. The next summit of Democracy’,” he said. will be held in New Delhi on September Modi also listed 9-10. India’s priorities Foreign Secre-for the G-20. “Over tary Kwatra said the next one year, we will strive to en-sure that the G-20 acts as a global prime mover to en-vision new ideas the Indian delega-tion guided by the Prime Minister played a “key role” in the successful and accelerate col-resolution of differ- lective action,” he ences over the “out- said. come document.” “The sense of He said the “partic- ownership over natural resourcesular global context” was reflected in the is giving rise to conflict today, and has become the main cause of the plight of the environment. For the safe future of the planet, the sense of trusteeship is the solution,” he added. Modi noted that LiFE that is a are fully embodied in the theme of In-dia’s G-20 Chairmanship — ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’,” he said. Earlier, delegations from the mem-consensus docu-ments. He said Modi’s observation that this is not an era of war and his advo-cacy of diplomacy and dialogue helped in reaching a “successful” outcome.


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