Pre-G20 bilateral meeting to be held between PM Modi and leaders of Mauritius, Bangladesh, the US, France, and Comoros focused on world challenges and the interests of the Global South.
As the G20 summit meeting is around the corner, PM Modi will hold a Bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Prior to his scheduled meeting and dinner with US President Joe Biden on Friday, According to a Hindustan Times Report.
On Sunday, he will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron. During the summit weekend, he will also speak with Comoros President Azali Assoumani, who is also the chairperson of the African Union.
The African Union was invited to the G20 Summit at PM Modi’s initiative, with India emphasizing economic growth and development in the pandemic-hit Global South. With Chinese EXIM banks exchanging debt for stock in significant infrastructure projects including ports, rail tracks, and highways in that continent, African countries are struggling under the debt from the Belt Road Initiative, The Hindustan Times reported.
According to the Report, the meeting will focus on the war in Ukraine and the effects of climate change on our planet along with the main issue which is economic growth and development. However, the newspaper said that these two issues will be taken up for negotiations with equal importance being given to the phasing out of fossil fuels.
Development and prosperity of the Global South is an important issue for PM Modi as many nations from the South Pacific, Latin America and Africa feel New Delhi represents their aspiration at global and multilateral levels.
During the BRICS Summit last month, PM Modi also brought up the problems affecting the Global South. “I am appreciative that South African President Cyril Ramaphosa gave me the chance to exchange ideas with the heads of state from Latin America, Asia, and Africa. At the time, PM Modi stated, “We have concentrated on the interests and concerns of the countries of the Global South.
“This is also a fundamental principle of our G20 chairmanship. We have invited three African countries and other developing countries to be our guest countries in an effort to mainstream the issues facing the Global South. The suggestion to grant the African Union permanent G20 participation has also been made in India. The multipolar world may be strengthened, in my opinion, by the BRICS and all of the friendly states present today, the prime minister continued.
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