Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for Buenos Aires, Argentina on Wednesday to participate in the 13th G-20 summit.
The theme of the summit is ‘Building Consensus for a Fair and Sustainable Development’.
PM Narendra Modi will meet leaders from other G-20 countries to analyse the grouping’s work in the last 10 years of its existence and chart the ways to face the new challenges of the coming decade.
Issues like global economy and trade, international financial and tax systems, the future of work, women’s empowerment, infrastructure and sustainable development will be focused in the summit.
PM’s Agenda For 13th G-20 Summit
In his pre-departure statement, Narendra Modi said that India will highlight the need for reformed multilateralism during the G-20 summit which reflects the contemporary realities and can effectively strengthen collective action for global good. There is an urgent need to strengthen international cooperation and enhance coordinated action against fugitive economic offenders and financing of terrorism.
Emerging economies, which played a major role in revitalizing the growth in the global economy pursuant to the financial crisis are today facing unprecedented economic and technological challenges.
-PM Narendra Modi
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale informed that PM Modi will make a lead intervention in the first session of the summit titled ‘Putting People First’.
He will speak on digital revolution in India, Ayushman Bharat programme, soil health card and other Central government schemes besides risk posed by volatility in oil prices and terrorism.
PM Modi will also pitch for countries not lying between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn to join the International Solar Alliance.
He will meet the Chinese President, German Chancellor, Spanish Prime Minister and the UN Secretary General alongside the summit.
BRICS head of states will also meet in the margins of G20.
The Group of Twenty, G-20 seeks to promote multi-faceted cooperation among the twenty largest economies of the world. Through the 10 years of its existence, G-20 has strived to promote stable and sustainable global growth. This objective is of particular significance for developing countries and emerging economies such as India.
Collectively, G20 members represent all inhabited continents, 85% of global economic output, two-thirds of the world’s population and 75% of international trade.