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G20 Leaders Summit Adopts New Delhi Declaration

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New Delhi: Inclusive growth, accelerating actions to deal with climate change, and increasing medical supplies to be future-ready for health emergencies among others are the focus areas of the G-20 New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration adopted on 9th September 2023. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the adoption of the declaration during the second session of the G20 summit, titled One Family.

Briefing media in New Delhi, External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar said, the declaration envisages a green development pact for a sustainable future. He said, the leaders condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and recognized that it is one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman highlighted the achievements made during the Finance Track under India’s G20Presidency. She said, member countries agreed to strengthening of multilateral development banks and collectively work to boost the World Bank financial capacity.

Highlighting the key features of the New Delhi Declaration, India’s G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant said, the key achievement is that every single country has come together to focus on a green development pact.  He said, India’s G20 has been the most ambitious in the history of G20 presidencies with 112 outcomes and presidency documents. He added that with 83 paras and absolutely no dissent, the New Delhi Declaration symbolises unparalleled global consensus.

Mr. Modi also called upon the world to come together to transform the global trust deficit among nations into trust and confidence. He said this is the time for everyone to move together. He also said concrete solutions needed to address the challenges related to food, fuel, terrorism, cyber security, health, and energy.  The Prime Minister said the 21st century is an important time to show the world a new direction. He stressed that the world should move ahead fulfilling responsibilities with a human-centric approach. 

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