New Delhi I Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the G20 leaders to put human beings at the centre of our vision of global prosperity.
In his intervention at the “Extraordinary Virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit” on coronavirus, Narendra Modi called on the Leaders to help usher in a new globalization, for the collective well-being of humankind and have multilateral fora focus on promoting the shared interests of humanity.
New crisis management
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also called for freely and openly share the benefits of medical research and development and promote new crisis management protocols for an interconnected global village. Modi underscored the need to strengthen and reform intergovernmental organisations like WHO and work together to reduce economic hardships resulting from COVID-19 particularly for the economically weak.
Fight against pandemics
At the meeting, G20 Leaders agreed to take all necessary measures to contain the pandemic and protect people. They also supported strengthening of the WHO’s mandate in the fight against pandemics, including delivery of medical supplies, diagnostic tools, treatments, medicines and vaccines.
Safeguard the global economy
At the end of the Summit, a G20 Leaders’ Statement was issued which called for a coordinated global response to fight the pandemic, adopting measures to safeguard the global economy, minimising trade disruption and steps to enhance global cooperation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the King of Saudi Arabia for convening this extraordinary session of G20.