India Assumes Presidency At A Challenging Time In World Politics: EAM S Jaishankar On G20

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New Delhi: With India formally assuming the Presidency of G20 on Thursday, External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar at an event expressed that the presidency comes at “a very challenging time in world politics and at an inflexion point.”

Key Takeaways

  • He was speaking at the G20 University Connect – Engaging Young Minds event held at Sushma Swaraj Bhawan in the national capital.
  • EAM said that this should not be regarded as just one more diplomatic happening but it is a crucial responsibility that is being assumed by India at a very challenging time in world politics.
  • He highlighted the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukraine conflict that has added to the miseries of the world population.
  • Talking about climate change, black money and terrorism he said “There were longer-term trends like extreme climate whose events are now unfolding with greater frequency and more impact, and, don’t forget the perennial challenges that we have faced – whether it is terrorism or black money,”.
  • He claimed that during this time, India will get an opportunity to share its story with the world.
  • He further added that “It is also the time we become the voice of the Global South.”
  • Jaishankar noted how about 200 meetings of G20 are taking place in multiple locations across the country.

(With Agency Inputs)

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