G20 Summit: PM Modi Says Coordinated Efforts Will Lead To Fast Recovery From COVID-19


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 15th edition of the G20 Summit, chaired by Saudi Arabia, on Saturday. Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping were among other world leaders who joined the summit via video conferencing to discuss the coronavirus pandemic’s global impact.

“Had a very fruitful discussion with G20 leaders. Coordinated efforts by the largest economies of the world will surely lead to faster recovery from this pandemic. Thanked Saudi Arabia for hosting the Virtual Summit,” PM Modi tweeted.

Modi “termed the COVID-19 pandemic as an important turning point in history of humanity and the biggest challenge the world is facing since the World War II,” a foreign ministry statement said.

The prime minister called for decisive action by G20, not limited to economic recovery, jobs and trade, but to focus on preserving Planet Earth noting that all of us are trustees of humanity’s future, the statement added.

“We offered India’s IT prowess to further develop digital facilities for efficient functioning of the G20… Transparency in our processes helps in inspiring our societies to fight crisis collectively and with confidence. Spirit of trusteeship towards planet Earth will inspire us for a healthy and holistic lifestyle,” PM Modi added.

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