Ahead of the G20 summit in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the key goals of the summit and its aim heading into the international gathering with MoneyControl. The Prime Minister emphasised the need for inclusive, holistic, and unified growth within the country.
Principles of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam
PM Modi reiterated the importance of the theme and the agenda of the upcoming summit and how it was universally welcomed. The theme of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam," or "One Earth, One Family, One Future," aims to find a way for countries to unite and work collaboratively to combat major global issues. Curbing inflation, tackling climate change and creating more fiscally responsible policies are among the priorities of the upcoming summit.
In the interview, PM Modi stated their approach of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Prayas" was used to guide the country over the last nine years. As it has yielded positive results, this has also been the Centre's approach to global relations and the guiding principles for the G20 Summit.
Voice of the developing world
PM Modi emphasised that the Troika (Indonesia, India, and Brazil) this year were all developing countries. The Troika at the G20 summit comprises the current, previous and incoming presidencies of the grouping. The Prime Minister added that the Troika can "amplify the voice of the developing world". Moreover, India is also working to advance the interests of countries not represented by the G20, specifically the countries of the African Union.
The Prime Minister had also proposed G20 membership of the African Union at this summit. Adding that the move would be "a just, fair, more inclusive and representative global architecture and governance."
In the excerpts released by MoneyControl, PM Modi stated that India's growth is "clean and green", attributing it to the "human-centric approach". According to the Prime Minister, this growth can be replicated in other countries and further the Global South's interests.