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India’s G-20 presidency to be inclusive, ambitious: PM


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Bali: India’s G-20 presidency next year will be inclusive, ambitious, decisive, and action-oriented, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured on Wednesday at the closing session of G-20 Summit here in Indonesia.

The Prime Minister said that India is taking charge of the G-20 at a time when the world is simultaneously grappling with geopolitical tensions, economic slowdown, rising food and energy prices, and the long-term ill-effects of the pandemic.

“At such a time, the world is looking at the G-20 with hope. Today, I want to assure that India’s G-20 presidency will be inclusive, ambitious, decisive, and action-oriented,” he said.

“Over the next one year, we will strive to ensure that the G-20 acts as a global prime mover to envision new ideas and accelerate collective action,” the Prime Minister added.

Modi said that the sense of ownership over natural resources 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. LiFE i.e. ‘Lifestyle for Environment’ campaign can make a big contribution to this. Its purpose is to make sustainable lifestyles a mass movement,” the Prime Minister said.

Modi said that the need today is that the benefits of development are universal and all-inclusive.

We have to extend the benefits of development to all human beings with compassion and solidarity, he added.

Modi stressed on maintaining priority on women led development saying global development is not possible without women’s participation.

We have to maintain priority on women led development even in our G-20 agenda, he added.

Modi said that future generations will not be able to take advantage of economic growth or technological innovation without peace and security.

“The G-20 has to convey a strong message in favour of peace and harmony. All these priorities are fully embodied in the theme of India’s G-20 Chairmanship – One Earth, One Family, One Future,” he said.

The Prime Minister said, “We will organize G-20 meetings in different cities and states of our country. Our guests will get full experience of India’s amazing diversity, inclusive traditions, and cultural richness.”

Modi thanked President Joko Widodo for hosting the G-20 Summit in difficult times.

India will strive to take forward Indonesia’s commendable initiatives during its G-20 Presidency, the prime minister said.

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