Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described the outcome of the G20 Summit here as “fruitful” and said world leaders had elaborate deliberations on issues of global importance such as fighting the pandemic, improving health infrastructure, boosting economic cooperation and furthering innovation.
The G-20 leaders during their two-day summit that concluded on Sunday, adopted the ‘Rome Declaration’ which gives a very strong message under the health section with the countries agreeing that the COVID-19 immunisation is a global public good.
“Leaving for Glasgow after a fruitful @g20org Summit in Rome. During the Summit, we were able to have elaborate deliberations on issues of global importance such as fighting the pandemic, improving health infrastructure, boosting economic cooperation and furthering innovation,” Modi tweeted.
Commenting on the outcome of the summit, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said: “It wasn’t easy to reach this agreement, it is a success. Over recent years, #G20 countries’ capacity to work together had diminished, but something changed at this summit: #G20 countries were once again able to tackle global challenges together.”
“Under the #G20Italy presidency, we reformed the international tax system, overcame health protectionism, secured more vaccines for the world’s poorest, laid the foundations for a more equitable recovery, and found new ways to support the world’s poorest,” Draghi tweeted.
The G-20 leaders have agreed that the World Health Organisation would be strengthened to fast-track the process for emergency use authorisation for Covid-19 vaccines, India’s G-20 Sherpa Piyush Goyal said on Sunday.