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G20 summit: COVID-19 pandemic greatest problem world is going through since World War II, says Narendra Modi – India News , Firstpost

Modi additionally mentioned that ‘Work from Anywhere’ is a brand new regular within the post-COVID world and advised the creation of a digital G20 secretariat

File picture of Narendra Modi. PTI

New Delhi/Riyadh: The COVID-19 pandemic is the most important problem the world is going through since World War-II and is a crucial turning level within the historical past of humanity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned on the G20 summit on Saturday, as he supplied India’s IT prowess for the environment friendly functioning of the grouping.

Modi additionally mentioned that “Work from Anywhere” is a brand new regular within the post-COVID world and advised the creation of a digital G20 secretariat.

The prime minister additionally advised growing a brand new international index for the post-corona world that contains 4 key parts — the creation of an enormous expertise pool, making certain that expertise reaches all segments of society, transparency in techniques of governance and coping with Mother Earth with a spirit of trusteeship. Based on this, the G20 can lay the inspiration of a brand new world, he mentioned.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman opened the Group of 20 summit because the coronavirus pandemic overshadows 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.

“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.

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

The prime minister termed the COVID-19 pandemic as an essential turning level within the historical past of humanity and the most important problem the world is going through since World War II, a Ministry of External Affairs assertion mentioned.

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