On December 1, as India took over the G20 presidency, Minister of External Affairs S.
Jaishankar stated that New Delhi’s goal would be to make the consensus on important global
issues more relevant through a larger process of engagement.
Speaking at the G20 University Connect initiative, the first event of India’s G20 presidency,
Mr. Jaishankar stated that India would also work to establish itself as the voice of the global
south, which includes Asia, Africa, and Latin America and has to deal with the worst effects
of polarisation and conflict in the developed world.
Speaking to college students at the event, he stated, “As the mother of democracy, India’s
G20 presidency would be consultative, collaborative, and decisive.”
He told college students at the Sushma Swaraj Bhawan that India’s G20 presidency would be
“consultative, collaborative, and resolute” since it is the mother of democracy.
“Our G20 Presidency is occurring at a very pivotal time in world affairs. The appropriate
concerns, especially those that touch the more vulnerable parts of the world, must be the
focus of world leaders, Mr. Jaishankar said at the event, which was attended by students from
75 universities around the nation.
During its G20 presidency, India, according to him, will raise concerns about topics including
food and energy security, access to healthcare, climate action, and climate justice.
According to Mr. Jaishankar, India’s G20 presidency is taking place at a time when
worldwide affairs are at a turning point, making it all the more important for world leaders to
concentrate on the correct issues, particularly those that affect the world’s most vulnerable people.
“The G20 is a diversified platform that aims to bring leading nations together on important
problems. Through a more extensive process of dialogue, our goal is to make that consensus
more pertinent, he said.
According to Mr. Jaishankar, India’s history and culture have a long history of balancing
He claimed that both at the level of personal lifestyles and overall national development,
India will highlight Misson LIFE and the accompanying, environmentally sound, and moral
In addition to Amitabh Kant, the G20 Sherpa, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, India’s chief
coordinator for the G20, and P.K. Mishra, the principal secretary to the prime minister, other
guests at the G20 University Connect event included UGC Chairman M. Jagadesh Kumar.