“The Global South is ready to take greater responsibility on global issues,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, speaking at the concluding leader session of the Voices of the Global South Summit hosted virtually by India. He also stressed that the Global South wants its autonomy and is ready to take greater responsibilities in world affairs.
Furthermore, he said that India is proud to have the opportunity to put the voice of the Global South on the agenda of a forum like the G20.
“Having two summits of the Global South in one year and the huge participation in it gives a big message to the world. The message is – the Global South wants its autonomy, the Global South wants its voice to be heard on global governance, the Global South.” PM Modi said, “Ready to take bigger responsibility on global issues… India is proud that during an important forum like G20, we got the opportunity to put the voice of the Global South on the agenda.”
He urged the summit leaders to work towards a promising future and commit to sustainable development.
“We must work towards a single future and with the spirit of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Prayas’… We will create our own future and decide our own destiny. Our commitment today towards sustainable development Well-being is guaranteed…We have to eradicate poverty and at the same time protect the land,” the Prime Minister said while addressing the summit virtually.
PM Modi also talked about strengthening cooperation in the fight against terrorism and keeping cyberspace safe.
The PM said, “We will strengthen our cooperation to fight against terrorism. Keeping our cyberspace secure will ensure that technology is not misused by terrorists.”
Leaders from around 130 countries participated in the summit hosted by India through video conferencing.