‘Namaste from Bharat’, says Jaishankar at UNGA, stresses India evolving to ‘Vishwa Mitra’ during G20
Jaishankar spoke at the UNGA highlighting India's role as a global friend and its presidency of the G20. He emphasised India's commitment to addressing global concerns and promoting cooperation with diverse partners.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York and highlighted India's evolvement to ‘Vishwa Mitra (a friend of the world)’ during the G20 Summit which was held under India's presidency. “From era of non-alignment, we have now evolved to that of Vishwa Mitra," Jaishankar said.
Jaishankar said India began its G20 presidency by convening the Voice of the Global South Summit which enabled it to hear directly from 125 countries and include their concerns on the G20 agenda.
“As a consequence, issues which deserve global attention got a fair hearing. More than that, the deliberations produced outcomes that have great significance for the international community. It was also noteworthy that at India's initiative, the African Union as a permanent member of the G20. By doing so, we gave voice to an entire continent which has long been its due," the external affairs minister said.
“...India also seeks to promote cooperation with diverse partners. From the era of non-alignment, we have now evolved to that of 'Vishwa Mitra - a friend to the world'. This is reflected in our ability and willingness to engage with a broad range of nations and where necessary harmonise interests," he said.
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