In a board meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Principal Secretary Pramod Kumar Mishra discussed the follow-up to the results of the grand event held in New Delhi on September 9 and 10.
During the meeting, Mishra assured that the G20 summit was not an isolated affair and the Indian Presidency had achieved solid results which, he reiterated, would be closely monitored.
He specified that the government is directing all ministries responsible for various working groups to implement their specific sectoral issues.
He stressed that the Indian authorities are setting up a high-level monitoring group.
He also stressed that the G20 Secretariat, the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are working together to achieve a successful virtual summit.
Mishra urged all the institutions involved to focus on the outcomes, the final declaration of the leaders’ summit, ministerial and working group meetings and asked them to hold webinars with the participation of state governments and think tanks.
He explained that India’s support to the Global South and in particular to the African Union is an aspect that must be maintained in the continuity of action, stressing the importance of drawing up an action plan in this regard. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ organization of the second Voice of the Global South Summit was also reported during the meeting.
India’s presidency of the G20 began with the Voice of the Global South summit, which allowed the concerns of more than 125 nations to be heard directly and placed on the bloc’s agenda, Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar recalled in his recent speech the United Nations. .
He stressed that the world is currently in an extremely turbulent time, with the Global South burdened by structural inequalities and uneven development, which is further exacerbated by the impact of Covid-19 and the impact of evolving conflicts.
As a result, economic achievements are declining, resources for development are at risk and many countries are facing difficulties in survival, making it even more overwhelming to face the future, he said.
Jaishankar noted that in this context, India assumed the presidency of the G20 with full responsibility to focus on the problems of the majority and pursue common work for a world of unity.