Friday, 31 March, 2023

Modi calls for redesigning world order collectively

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the G-20 summit, India has made a call to attempt redesigning global political and financial governance as it has stood for a greater role for developing countries.

While inaugurating 'Voice of Global South' virtual summit from New Delhi, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Together we must attempt to redesign global political and financial governance. This can remove inequalities, enlarge opportunities, support growth and spread progress and prosperity."

The summit is organised by India for the first time where Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined from her official residence Ganabhaban through videoconferencing. She thanked the Indian Prime Minister for inviting her to an important summit.

Addressing the programme, Modi said, "As India begins its G20 Presidency this year, it is natural that our aim is to amplify the 'Voice of the Global South'. For our G20 Presidency, we have picked up the theme of 'One earth, One family, One future'. We believe the path to realise 'oneness' is through human centric development and people of global south should no longer be excluded from fruits of development," he added.

The Indian premier has called for united actions of the global southern countries to change the eight decade-old model of governance which works slowly, indicating reform in the United Nations for giving voice of the developing world.

He has emphasised that India always shared its developmental experience with global south countries.

                India has supplied medicines and vaccines to over 100 countries during the pandemic, apart from always standing for a greater role for developing countries in determining common future.

Modi has given a call to raise voice collectively in the coming G20 Summit for responding to the priorities of the global south by framing an inclusive and balanced international goal.

He also said everyone should respect sovereignty of nations, rule of law and peaceful resolutions of differences and disputes.

"We supported each other in fight against the foreign rule. We can do it again in this century to create a new world order,” he said.