Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said he was emotionally moved as he went to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in Delhi. He noted that Mahatma Gandhi had great significance in his political life.
In his remarks at the closing session of the G20 Presidency, the Brazilian President said: “And I would like to say, Prime Minister Modi, that I personally felt very emotionally moved when I went to pay tribute to our dear Gandhi. Everyone knows it. that Mahatma Gandhi has great significance in my political life because of the role model struggle for non-violence that I followed for many decades when I was in the labor movement. And that’s why I’m very moved and emotional. And I like to say thank you for the opportunity to pay this tribute that we paid today.
“And I want to say to all of you that Brazil will take over the presidency of the G20 and we will make a huge effort to at least try to do something similar to what our brothers and sisters from India did,” he added. .
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva made the statement as he and all other world leaders paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on Sunday morning.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Sunday thanked the efforts of India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in leading the G20 summit and outlined three priorities under his country’s chairmanship of the grouping. According to the Brazilian president, these include social inclusion and the fight against hunger, the energy transition, sustainable development and reform of global governance institutions.
Speaking at the closing session of the G20 Summit in New Delhi, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said: “All these priorities are part of the motto of the Brazilian presidency, which is: ‘Building a fair world and a sustainable planet’. There will two task forces are being established: Global Alliance against Hunger and Poverty and the Global Mobilization against Climate Change.”
“…The technical groups and the preparatory ministerial meetings will take place in different cities in all five regions of our country… I will be very honored to welcome you all to the Rio de Janeiro Summit in November 2024 and before I Ham the hammer here, I would like to thank Prime Minister Modi very much and thank the Indian people for the competence they had in organizing this event…,” he said.
He made the remarks after Prime Minister Modi presented him with the ceremonial gavel of the Group of 20 chairmanship. The Brazilian president said the world must redouble its efforts to achieve the goal of ending world hunger by 2030.
“We must redouble our efforts to achieve the goal of ending world hunger by 2030. Otherwise we will face the biggest multilateral failure in recent years. Taking action to combat climate change requires political will and determination from those in power, as well as resources and resources. technology transfer. “We want greater participation of emerging economies in the decision-making process of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the unbearable foreign debts of poor countries must be addressed,” he added.
The Brazilian president said that people today live in a world where wealth is more concentrated, where millions of people still go hungry and where sustainable development is always under threat.
“…We live in a world where wealth is more concentrated, where millions of people still go hungry, where sustainable development is always under threat, where government institutions still reflect the realities of the mid-century. We will only We can overcome all these problems if we tackle the issue of inequality – inequality of income, of access to health care, education, food, gender and race and also of representation is at the root of these anomalies,” said Lula da Silva.
He congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “efficient leadership” of the Indian G20 presidency and praised him for the work done in preparing the G20 summit. Lula also expressed his gratitude to India for its efforts to give voice to the issues of interest to emerging economies.
“I thank India for its efforts to give voice to the issues of importance to emerging economies. I would also like to send my greetings to our friend, the representative of the African Union, who is a member of the G20,” the Brazilian President said. said.
Earlier, Prime Minister Modi handed over the ceremonial gavel of the G20 presidency to the Brazilian president at the G20 summit here.
“I congratulate the Brazilian president and my friend Lula da Silva and hand over the gavel,” Prime Minister Modi said minutes before the G20 summit concluded in Delhi.
Earlier, Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva handed over saplings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of Session 3 of the G20 Summit.
While Indonesia held the G20 presidency last year, Brazil will take the presidency after India and hold the G20 summit in the capital Rio de Janeiro. India took over the chairmanship of the G20 on December 1 last year during the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia and will continue to hold it until the end of November.
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