Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires to participate in the 13th G-20 summit. The theme of the summit is – Building Consensus for a Fair and Sustainable Development. The first session of the summit is titled as ‘Putting People First’ and PM Modi will make a lead intervention in the session.

Before heading towards the country for the 13th G-20 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that need for reformed multilateralism will be highlighted by India in the G20 summit. The reformed multilateralism can effectively strengthen collective action for global good, PM Modi informed.

PM Modi further stated that India is also in need to strengthen international cooperation and coordinated action against fugitive economic offenders and the financing of terrorism should be enhanced in the country.

Modi asserted that G-20 through its ten years of existence has strived to promote stable and sustainable global growth and it also seeks to promote multi-faceted cooperation among the twenty largest economies of the world.

The Prime Minister said, the objective is of particular significance for developing countries and emerging economies such as India, which is today the fastest growing large economy in the world.

On the other hand, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale was quoted as saying, “Our interest is two-fold that the G20 issue is not hijacked by the single issue of trade, whether it is between two countries or otherwise. And secondly how we can constructively reform the WTO which serves India’s interest and which is multilateral. That is going to be one of the focal points of this G20 meeting, or certainly of India’s position at the G20 meeting.

As per the recent news sources, Prime Minister will hold meetings with several world leaders including Chinese President, German Chancellor, Spanish Prime Minister, UN Secretary-General on the sidelines of the summit. Besides this, on the sidelines of the summit, the BRICS head of states and governments will also meet in Buenos Aires