PM Modi focused on terror, healthcare and infrastructure at G20 Summit in Osaka: Suresh Prabhu

Written By: Sidhant Sibal WION
Osaka, Osaka, Japan Published: Jun 29, 2019, 01:26 PM(IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photograph:( PTI )

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'India played a proactive, positive, forward-looking role. PM Modi raised many issues of global concerns,' Suresh Prabhu, India's sherpa for G20 said at a presser at the end of G20 summit.

Prime minister Narendra Modi focused on terror, healthcare and disaster infrastructure during his intervention at G20 Summit and sideline trilateral and bilateral meets, Suresh Prabhu, India's sherpa for G20 said at a presser at the end of G20 summit.

"India played a proactive, positive, forward-looking role. PM Modi raised many issues of global concerns", he said.

During his intervention at G20 session on "Inequalities: Realising an Inclusive and Sustainable World", PM Modi highlighted "Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas" policy aimed at building an inclusive society. 

On disaster resilient infrastructure, PM Modi said, "Disaster resilient infrastructure is required not only for development, but it is also necessary to combat natural calamities. In this regard, I stressed upon the need of an international coalition in the G20 Conference of Buenos Aires. I invite the G20 countries to join this coalition and share their experience and expertise."

Healthcare was also one of PM Modi's focus at G20 with he talking about India's "Ayushman Bharat - world's largest health insurance scheme" and "AYUSH - Alternate and Traditional System of Medicine".

PM Modi also presented his vision of maximising digital technology for society during his intervention at G20 on Digital Economy & Artificial Intelligence. He gave, 5 'I's which are - "Inclusiveness, Indigenization, Innovation, Investment in infrastructure and International cooperation."

Asked why India did not join the Japan led pact on data free flow, Suresh Prabhu said, "PM Modi has communicated the reason to Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe."

During his bilaterals and BRICS, PM Modi raised the issue of terror. 

On prime minister's idea of an international conference on terror Ministry of external affair spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, "It is an issue which impacts mankind.. whenever PM has raised the topic with world leaders and in a multilateral format, there has been considerable interest and enthusiasm."

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