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G20 to focus on food and energy security under Indian presidency

Post by ANI on Saturday, December 3, 2022

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As India formally assumes the Presidency of the Group of Twenty (G20), the issues of food and energy securities will be among the major objectives for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Guided by the Prime Minister's vision, India's foreign policy has been evolving to undertake leadership roles on the global stage, according to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). In a significant step in this direction, India assumed G20 Presidency on Thursday, offering a unique opportunity for the country to contribute to the global agenda on pressing issues of international importance.

Last month, during his 'Mann Ki Baat' address, PM Modi said that assuming the G20 presidency was a huge opportunity for India and that the country must utilise it by focusing on global good.

"Friends, the Presidency of G20 has arrived as a big opportunity for us. We have to make full use of this opportunity and focus on global good and world welfare," he said.

Prior to that at the G20 Summit in Bali, Prime Minster Modi made a strong pitch for protecting India's energy security.

"India is taking charge of the G20 at a time when the world is simultaneously grappling with geopolitical tensions, economic slowdown, rising food and energy prices, and the long-term ill-effects of the pandemic," he said.(ANI)

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