New Delhi (ANTARA) - India, through the theme of its G20 presidency this year, "One Earth, One Family, One Future," called on all countries to work and move together to make progress as one family of the world.

"We have, of course, in our presidency been trying to see the world, as in our presidency theme -- One Earth, One Family, One Future -- as one global entity that progresses, so it has to be together, and countries should finally be united," India's G20 Chief Coordinator, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, stated in a press briefing in New Delhi on Monday.

According to Shringla, such a theme has been the ethos of Indian people in which "they see other people with big hearts as their own family, to look at all the people in the world as one big family."

He affirmed that such a spirit of togetherness should be brought to the G20 agenda this year to guide the G20 members accordingly to solve any global issues.

"We must work together to solve global challenges collectively, not using singular approach. Most Indians understand it well," he stated.

Shringla underscored the need for G20 countries to see the common goals and work collectively and cooperatively for a better future.

"We will have to make sure the G20 envision some new ideas and make the G20 as the catalyst of global change," he remarked.
India's G20 Chief Coordinator Harsh Vardhan Shringla (left), India's G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant (center), India's G20 Addition Secretary on substantive aspects Abhay Thakur (right) at a press briefing in New Delhi on Monday (August 14, 2023). (ANTARA/HO-India's Ministry of External Affairs)
He pointed out that India's foreign policy has been made to ensure that we all work for the global common good.

Earlier, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called all Indian people to practice what the country leader called as a "human-centric development and globalization" view in which all countries work together for the benefit of all.

India assumed the G20 Presidency from Indonesia in December 2022. India’s year-long presidency will culminate with the G20 Heads of State and Government Summit scheduled to take place on September 9-10, 2023, in New Delhi.

During the course of the Presidency, India is expected to host over 200 G20 meetings across the country to deliberate on themes earmarked under the three work streams: the Sherpa Track, the Finance Track, and the Engagement Groups.

The Group of Twenty (G20) comprises 19 countries -- Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States -- and the European Union.

The G20 members represent around 85 percent of the global GDP, over 75 percent of the global trade, and about two-thirds of the world population.

G20 is the premier forum for international economic cooperation, and it plays an important role in shaping and strengthening global architecture and governance on all major international economic issues.

During India's presidency, members of the G20 Troika are Indonesia, India, and Brazil.

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