India helms presidency of G20, to focus on food and security

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Kathmandu, December 3. Issues of food and security will be the major topics for discussion at the G20 summit as India is set to chair the upcoming session.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that taking up the responsibility of G20 presidency was a huge opportunity for India and that the country must utilize it by focusing on global good.

He further said, “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.”

Indian Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) V Anantha Nageswaran India must be able to improvise and be flexible as and when situations come up in the global economic and political landscape.

India held the presidency since December 1 and will be holding 200 plus meetings. The G20 summit will be held next year. It is expected to be one of the high profile meetings as G20 represents about 85 percent of global GDP.


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