G-20 nations resolve to work together for global economic growth
File pic: DD NewsG-20 nations have agreed to make united efforts to address major global economic challenges. The countries have affirmed to work together to foster global economic growth while harnessing the power of technological innovation, in particular digitization and its application for the benefits of all.
Briefing media, India’s Sherpa Suresh Prabhu said India also pitched strongly to deal with fugitive economic offenders. The issue was flagged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Suresh Prabhu said India strongly feel that global community must act in unison to deal with such people committing economic offences and running away from their domicile country. He said during the summit, India also raised issues of climate change, clean energy, environment protection, agriculture and tourism. He said India also put emphasis on building quality infrastructure necessary for growth.
Prabhu said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been championing fight against corruption at all levels by all G-20 members. He said India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi played a very pro-active, positive and forward role and raised various issues at the summit.
The summit also resolved to prevent the use of Internet to fund and facilitate terrorism and extremism, asserting that while the Internet must be open, free and secure it cannot serve as a safe haven for terrorists.
Apart from a series of summit sessions, Mr. Modi took part in around 20 bilateral and multilateral meetings. This was Prime Minister Modi’s sixth G20 Summit.
Mr. Modi also invited the G-20 countries to join a global coalition on disaster resilience, saying disasters require quick and effective remedial measures as they invariably affect the poor the most.
Mr. Modi held bilateral and multilateral meetings during the summit with many leaders, including US President Donald Trump, Russian president Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping.
The Prime Minister met the presidents of Indonesia and Brazil separately today and discussed ways to boost bilateral ties and enhance cooperation in trade and investment.
During his meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, the two countries set an ambitious 50 billion Dollars target for bilateral trade by 2025. Prime Minister Modi met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and held talks on a host of key issues including trade and investment, defence and counter-terrorism.
After concluding his three-day visit to Osaka, Mr Modi reached New Delhi this evening.