New Delhi, Jun 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday left for Japan to attend the 14th G20 Summit in Osaka on June 28 & 29.
During the summit, whose theme is ‘Human centered future society’, the PM will hold talks with leaders of India's major partner countries on important issues of bilateral and global importance.He will also host the next Russia, India and China (RIC) Informal Summit on the sidelines, and also participate in the next informal meetings of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and JAI (Japan, America and India) leaders.
In his departure statement, PM said he looked forward to discuss the major challenges and opportunities faced by our world today with other global leaders.''I look forward to discuss the major challenges and opportunities faced by our world today with other global leaders. Women Empowerment, issues related to digitalisation and artificial intelligence, and progress in achieving SDGs and in our common efforts to address major global challenges such as terrorism and climate change form the rich agenda of the Summit,''the PM said.
''The Summit would provide an important opportunity to reiterate and reinforce our strong support to reformed multilateralism, which is crucial for preserving rule-based international order in today’s fast changing world. The Summit will also be a platform for sharing India’s strong developmental experience of the last five years, which provided the basis for a resounding mandate by the people of India to the Government to continue on the path to progress and stability,'' he added.
He said the Osaka Summit would also be an important stepping stone for India towards hosting the G-20 Summit in 2022, ''when we usher in a New India in the 75th Anniversary year of our Independence''. (UNI)