To deal with economic offenders, India has presented a comprehensive nine-point agenda to G20 member nations, among other things.
The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi presented a nine-point agenda to tackle the menace of economic offenders. It was presented during the second session of the G20 Summit on international trade, international financial and taxation systems.
“Cooperation in legal processes such as effective freezing of the proceeds of crime, early return of the offenders and efficient repatriation of the proceeds of crime should be enhanced and streamlined,” the agenda read.
India called for countries to deny safe havens to such fugitives.
The Prime Minister “made an intervention at the 1st session of G20 Argentina on Global Economy, Future of Work & Women’s Empowerment [and] highlighted flagship programs undertaken to modernise economy & promote inclusive growth [such as] #JanDhanYojana #MUDRA #StartupIndia,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
The Prime Minister also spoke about terrorism, and said that it was the biggest challenge facing the world. He underlined the need for the BRICS and G-20 countries to work together and strengthen the UN counter terrorism framework.
G-20 is a grouping of the world’s 20 major economies.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri convened the two-day summit, which was attended by several world leaders including US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, British premier Theresa May and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The theme of this year’s summit is ‘Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development’.
Main image: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G-20 Summit, Argentina