Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address at the G20 summit in Bali, said the world has to find a way to return to the path of ceasefire and diplomacy in Ukraine.
By India Today Web Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, in his address at the G20 summit in Indonesia's Bali, said the world has to find a way to return to the path of ceasefire and diplomacy in Ukraine.
PM Modi also underlined the global challenges of the Ukraine conflict, climate change and Covid pandemic and their impact on global supply chains. Today, world has greater expectations from G-20, relevance of our group has become more significant, he said.
PM @narendramodi attends the #G20Indonesia Working Session on food & energy security.
In his intervention, underlined the criticality of resilient supply chains for food, fertilisers & energy, and the need for affordable finance for smooth energy transition for the Global South. pic.twitter.com/ZZ4XVoOG8b — Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) November 15, 2022
The prime minister's statement on the Ukraine crisis at the summit is significant as India will assume the presidency of the powerful grouping from the current chair Indonesia on December 1 amid the war in Ukraine.
Here are the top quotes from PM Modi's G20 address.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlines global challenges and their impact on supply chains. He said there is a crisis of essentials and essential goods all over world.
At the @g20org Summit this morning, spoke at the session on Food and Energy Security. Highlighted India’s efforts to further food security for our citizens. Also spoke about the need to ensure adequate supply chains as far as food and fertilisers are concerned. pic.twitter.com/KmXkeVltQo — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 15, 2022
"Global supply chains are in ruins. The challenges for poor citizens of every country is more severe. Everyday life was already a struggle for them," PM Modi said.
PM Modi also spoke of war in Ukraine and invoked the horrors of World War 2. The prime minister stressed ceasefire and diplomacy for peace in Ukraine.
"I have repeatedly said that we have to find a way to return to the path of ceasefire and diplomacy in Ukraine. Over the past century, the Second World War wreaked havoc in the world. After that, the leaders of that time made a serious effort to take the path of peace. Now it's our turn. The onus of creating a new world order for the post-Covid period lies on our shoulders," he said.
The prime minister also said that the world should not hesitate to acknowledge that multilateral institutions like the UN have been unsuccessful in addressing global challenges.
"Need of hour is to show concrete and collective resolve to ensure peace, harmony and security in world. I am confident that when G20 meets in land of Buddha and Gandhi next year, we will all agree to convey strong message of peace to world," he said.
Pointing out that India's energy security is important for global growth as it is world's fastest growing economy, PM Modi said, "We must not promote any restrictions on the supply of energy and stability in the energy market should be ensured."
Reiterating India's commitment to clean energy and the environment, PM Modi said by 2030, half of India's electricity will be generated from renewable sources.
"Time-bound and affordable finance and sustainable supply of technology to developing nations are essential for inclusive energy transition," he said.
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Nov 15, 2022