A virtual G20 summit was held on 22 November where representatives of the G20 countries delivered speeches. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened the event. This is reported by ANI, a partner of TV BRICS.
In his speech at the G20 Leaders Virtual Summit, Modi emphasised the importance of responsible use of technology and announced $25 million for digital public infrastructure. He also proposed a social impact fund for niche development in the Global South.
The Prime Minister emphasised the importance of protecting the environment by using alternative fuels. He emphasised that the Global Biofuels Alliance is India's priority in the G20.
Russian President Vladimir Putin noted the readiness to co-operate with the G20 and other international institutions to address pressing issues on the global agenda. The Russian leader paid special attention to the growing weight and influence of BRICS.
In addition, Putin noted that Russia will continue to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
"Our country will continue to contribute to the balanced achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, the preservation of our planet's climate and biodiversity, the digital transformation of the world economy, and ensuring food and energy security"
Vladimir Putin President Of Russia
Li Qiang, Premier of the State Council of China, addressed the summit from the Chinese side. He assured that China is ready to co-operate and move forward, develop multilateralism and pay attention to the interests of developing countries.
Thus, the country will continue to make efforts to revitalise the global economy.
Russian Women 20 (W20) Sherpa Victoria Panova, Vice-Rector of the HSE University, National Research University, Russia, in an exclusive commentary for TV BRICS, spoke about what the G20 countries have achieved during India's presidency.
"The Indian leadership has consistently maintained the position of prioritising issues such as finding solutions to global economic and social challenges. These include the environment and the issue of reform of global economic governance. The Sustainable Development Goals, the challenges of the global South, the African Union's inclusion in the global agenda have received due attention. <...> An important achievement was the formal invitation of the African Union to join the G20 as a permanent member. This step will not only increase the representativeness of the G20, but will also enhance inclusiveness and openness in addressing global issues and contribute to strengthening multipolarity"
Victoria Panova Russian (W20) Sherpa
India assumed the presidency of the G20 on 1 December 2022. In 2024, the G20 leaders' summit will be held in Rio de Janeiro under the Brazilian presidency.
In his closing speech, Modi expressed confidence that the G20 will continue to evolve under the Brazilian presidency and that countries will prioritise food security, health and sustainable development.
The G20 is the premier forum for international economic co-operation. The group brings together the world's leading economies to ensure global stability in the sector and sustainable development.
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