APLN member C. Uday Bhaskar broke down the deliberations behind the G20 Delhi Declaration and says that for India, the challenge is to walk the talk for its domestic population & deliver on the human-centric objectives of the declaration. The full article can be found on the Quint website here (paywall).
For India, the challenge is to walk the talk for its domestic population & deliver on the human-centric objectives.
Despite the mounting anxiety and a speculative debate that the G20 summit being hosted by India in Delhi on 9-10 September would not lead to a consensual joint statement, the opening session on Saturday – Day One – had a very pleasant and unexpected surprise.
Devoid of any preparation, the host PM Narendra Modi looked down at a message conveyed to him and announced: “Friends, we have just got good news. With the hard work of our teams, and with the cooperation of you all, there is consensus on the New Delhi G20 Summit Leaders Declaration.”
Clearly, the sherpas of the various nations who had been working on the final draft for days on end and right through the last two nights had finally found that elusive semantic consensus.