In a statement, G7 leaders have endorsed India’s leadership of the G20, pledging to address major systemic challenges and immediate crises jointly and reaffirming commitments to an equitable world.
India officially assumed the G20 Presidency on December 1. New Delhi will host the next G20 Leaders’ Summit on September 9 and 10 at the Heads of State and Government levels.
During the summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that India would continue to promote oneness, inspired by the theme of “One Earth, One Family, One Future”, and listed terrorism, climate change and the pandemic as the most significant challenges that can be best met by working together.
A joint statement released by the leaders of the G7 countries on Monday endorsed the concept of a sustainable future for all.
It has been a pleasure to work together with other international partners under the German Presidency to deal jointly with both major systemic challenges and immediate crises of our time. “Our commitments and actions are paving the way towards a equitable world,” the grouping stated in its joint statement.
On Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host a video conference for governors, chief ministers, and lieutenants governors to discuss aspects of India’s G20 presidency. (PTI)
According to the statement, “As we look forward to the G7 Summit in 2023 in Hiroshima under the Japanese Presidency, and in our support of the Indian Presidency of the G20, we stand strong, united and positively committed to the rebuilding of a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable future for all.”
In addition to the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the USA, the Group of Seven (G7) is an intergovernmental political forum. Furthermore, the European Union (EU) is a “non-enumerated member”. In its formal organization, pluralism and representative government are shared values.
According to an article in several newspapers and on the Prime Minister’s website, India’s G20 priorities will be developed in consultation with its G20 partners and fellow travellers in the global South, whose voices are often unheard.
In his remarks, he stated that India’s G20 agenda would be inclusive, ambitious, action-oriented, and decisive.
An intergovernmental forum is known as the G20 or Group of 20 consists of the world’s major developed and developing economies.
In addition to Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Turkey, the UK, the US, and the European Union (EU), it also includes Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Turkey.
Their combined Gross Domestic Product exceeds 80 percent, international trade exceeds 75 percent, and two-thirds of the world’s population lives in these countries.
In a meeting held on Monday, the leaders of the G7 countries discussed the progress made in their cooperation under Germany’s presidency in addressing global challenges at a time of severe geopolitical crisis and critical moment for the global economy.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy joined the group.
This year, in the face of Russia’s illegal, unjustifiable and unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine, we stood more united than ever before, united together with Ukraine and unwaveringly committed to our shared values, the rules-based multilateral order, and international cooperation,” the joint statement stated.
Announcing their unwavering support for Ukraine and solidarity with it in the face of ongoing Russian aggression, the G-7 leaders condemned Russia’s continuous inhumane and brutal attacks on critical infrastructure, particularly energy and water facilities, as well as cities throughout Ukraine.
Our goal is to assist Ukraine in repairing, restoring, and defending its critical energy and water infrastructure. It was stressed that the United States would assist Ukraine in meeting its winter preparedness needs, continue to support Ukrainian civilian resilience, and further enhance our efforts during the international conference scheduled for December 13 in Paris.”
There must be an end to Russia’s war of aggression. The commitment of Russia to sustainable peace efforts has not been demonstrated to date. If Russia ceases its attacks against Ukraine and withdraws its forces completely and unconditionally from Ukraine’s territory, this war can be ended immediately. President Zelenskyy’s initiative for a just peace is welcomed and supported by the G-7 leaders.
To provide their global partners with a better offer of sustainable, inclusive, climate-resilient, and quality infrastructure investment, G-7 nations are intensifying their contributions to the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII). As flagship projects for multilateral cooperation, just energy transition and sustainable investment, G-7 nations welcomed the progress of the Just Energy Transition Partnerships (JETP) with South Africa and Indonesia.
It was hoped that the negotiations on a JETP with Vietnam would be concluded as quickly as possible, and further progress would be made with India and Senegal.
As part of our joint effort to mobilize up to 600 billion dollars by 2027, we will intensify our cooperation within a PGII working group, and to coordinate JETPs, we will do so through a JETP working group,” the paper stated.