“The biggest challenges we face today – climate change, terrorism and pandemics – can only be solved by working together, not fighting each other.”
His comments on the war echoed a comment he made to Russian President Vladimir Putin at a regional conference in September, when he said now was not the time for war, widely described as Russia’s “special military operation”. was interpreted as a mild rebuke. Ukraine.
In Thursday’s announcement, Modi said India would aim to depoliticise the global supply of food, fertilizers and medical products, so that geopolitical tensions do not cause global disruption.
“Those whose needs are greatest, like our own families, should always be our first concern,” Modi said.
G20 members agreed last month at a summit on the Indonesian island of Bali to step up efforts to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 Celsius, including by intensifying efforts to reduce unabated use of coal.