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“COVID-19 Biggest Challenge Since World War 2”: PM Modi At G20 Summit

“COVID-19 Biggest Challenge Since World War 2”: PM Modi At G20 Summit

New Delhi/Riyadh:

Terming the COVID-19 pandemic an necessary turning level in historical past of humanity and the most important problem the world is dealing with since World War II, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the G20 summit on Saturday referred to as for a brand new international index based mostly on expertise, expertise, transparency and trusteeship in direction of the planet within the post-corona world.

PM Modi additionally mentioned that “Work from Anywhere” is a brand new regular within the post-COVID world and instructed creation of a digital G20 secretariat as a observe up and documentation repository.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman opened the Group of 20 Summit because the coronavirus pandemic overshadowed this yr’ s gathering of heads of state that’s being held within the digital format. India is scheduled to host the G20 summit in 2022.

“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,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

At the G20 Summit, PM Modi mentioned that he put ahead a must develop a brand new international index based mostly on expertise, expertise, transparency and trusteeship in direction of the planet.

Multi-skilling and re-skilling to construct a expertise pool will improve dignity and resilience of employees, he mentioned, including that the worth of recent applied sciences must be measured by their profit to humanity.

“Transparency in our processes helps in inspiring our societies to fight crisis collectively and with confidence. Spirit of trusteeship towards planet Earth will inspire us for a healthy and holistic lifestyle,” he mentioned in a sequence of tweets.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), in a press release on Modi”s participation within the G20, mentioned the prime minister termed the COVID-19 pandemic as an necessary turning level in historical past of humanity and the most important problem the world is dealing with since World War II.

He referred to as for a decisive motion by the G20, not restricted to financial restoration, jobs and commerce, however focussing on preserving planet Earth, noting that “all of us are trustees of humanity’s future”.

The prime minister referred to as for a brand new Global Index for the post-corona world that contains 4 key components – creation of an unlimited expertise pool, guaranteeing that expertise reaches all segments of the society, transparency in methods of governance, and coping with Mother Earth with a spirit of trusteeship, in accordance with the MEA.

Based on this, the G20 can lay the inspiration of a brand new world, he mentioned.

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At the G20 summit, the prime minister referred to as for larger transparency in governance methods which he mentioned “will inspire our citizens to deal with shared challenges and enhance their confidence”.

PM Modi additionally supplied India’s IT prowess to additional develop digital amenities for environment friendly functioning of the G20.

The prime minister underscored that previously few a long time, whereas there was an emphasis on capital and finance, the time has come to deal with multi-skilling and re-skilling to create an unlimited human expertise pool.

This wouldn’t solely improve dignity of residents however would make residents extra resilient to face crises, PM Modi mentioned.

He additionally mentioned that any evaluation of recent expertise must be based mostly on its influence on ease of residing and high quality of life.

The summit noticed participation of respective heads of state or authorities of 19 member international locations, European Union, different invited international locations and worldwide organisations.

Prime Minister Modi congratulated Saudi Arabia and its management for its profitable presidency of the G20 this yr and for organising the second G20 Summit in 2020 via a digital format regardless of the challenges and obstacles posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The summit beneath the Saudi presidency centred on the theme ”Realizing Opportunities of 21st Century for All”.

The agenda of the summit is unfold out over two days with two classes targeted on overcoming the pandemic, financial restoration and restoring jobs, and constructing an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future.

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