G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit: ‘If India progresses, the world succeeds’, says Om Birla

Prime News, National (New Delhi), Oct 9:- Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday underlined India’s centrality to global affairs and said if “India progresses, the world succeeds”.

Addressing the delegates during the second working session of the G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit (P20) in Rome, the minister said India’s development policy gives equal importance to economy and ecology and noted that sustainable development is the foundation of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.

He said that narratives of energy security, climate protection and development can go hand in hand. The theme of the session was ‘Rebooting Economic Growth in terms of Social and Environmental Sustainability’. The Speaker said India is working with a wider global vision to build a world order based on energy justice, climate justice and economic justice.

India’s objective is to act as a bridge between the global south and the global north to develop an integrated global action policy that would be the foundation of the world’s future, he said. Noting that climate change is adversely affecting the entire world, he said that the world community needs to take concrete collective action on global warming expeditiously. The Speaker said that the Indian Parliament has held extensive discussions on this critical issue and following those deliberations and the country has passed many legislations related to the protection and conservation of the environment. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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