PM Modi on the way to Argentinian capital Buenos Aires to take part in the 13th G-20 summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be arriving at Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina this evening, to attend the 13th G 20 summit. The summit, beginning tomorrow, will be focussing on Building consensus for a fair and sustainable development in Agriculture as put forth by the host country which chairs the event. Deliberations will be held on enhancing opportunities in energy, infrastructure and sustainable food security and a wide range of issues.

Prime Minister is expected to highlight problems of oil price volatility which has a direct impact on the Indian economy in the G 20 platform. Digital revolution and skill India are also among the issues to be discussed during the summit.

On the sidelines of the summit, Prime Minister will witness a mega yoga event this evening and will be meeting with several leaders including Chinese President Xi Jinping, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UN Secretary-General Antonia Gutteres and others. He will also meet the BRICS heads of state and governments.

All arrangements are in place for the G 20 summit as more than two thousand media persons are scheduled to cover the event. Security has been tightened all over the city even as world leaders are gathering to sit together and discuss issues of great concern. G 20 collectively represents all inhabited continents, 85 percent of the world´s population and 75 percent of international trade. Argentina has been holding year-long meetings by Ministers from different countries and engagement groups composed of different sectors and the civil society.

The outcome of the meeting will be primarily focussed. Workstreams are finance, agriculture, anti-corruption, business women leaders task force, climate sustainability, development, digital economy, education, employment, energy transitions, health, trade and investment.

Health agenda includes discussions on antimicrobial resistance, malnutrition with a focus on childhood obesity and overweight, strengthening of health systems and their responsiveness to crisis and pandemics.

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