New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attended the 15th edition of this year’s G20 Summit, chaired by Saudi Arabia. World leaders who have joined Prime Minister Modi via video conferencing include US President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the global impact of the coronavirus epidemic
PM Narendra Modi said on Twitter,”Had a very fruitful discussion with G20 leaders. Coordinated efforts by the largest economies of the world will surely lead to faster recovery from this pandemic. Thanked Saudi Arabia for hosting the Virtual Summit”.
At the G20 summit, I put forward a need to develop a new global index based on talent, technology, transparency, and trusteeship towards the planet. Multi-skilling and re-skilling to build a talent pool will enhance the dignity and resilience of our workers. The value of new technologies should be measured by their benefit to humanity. Transparency in our processes helps in inspiring our societies to fight crises collectively and with confidence. Spirit of trusteeship towards planet Earth will inspire us for a healthy and holistic lifestyle.
We offered India’s IT prowess to further develop digital facilities for the efficient functioning of the G20.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, who hosted the two-day summit, spoke in his opening remarks about “affordable and equitable access” to anti-Kovid-19 tools, including vaccines, in development.” It is our duty to give a strong message of hope and reassurance to our people by taking up the challenge together at this summit and adopting policies to mitigate this crisis,” he said.
“We must provide support to the developing countries in a coordinated manner to maintain the development already achieved over the past decades,” he added.
“During the G20 summit, the leaders will discuss pandemic preparedness and the ways and means to restore jobs. The leaders will also share their vision for building an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future,” the ministry’s spokesperson, Anurag Srivastava, said.